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Day 401: York: So Good They Named It Once

A-Z of England: Y is for York

September has been the driest on record. Only a fifth of the expected rain has fallen, leaving the trees dry and scattering leaves to the softest breeze; and me, free to enjoy this Indian summer of travels. 1,667 more words

York, England - Things to do and sites to see

York is a city that is rich in heritage and offers a vast range of historic attractions. This city was founded by the Romans in  and then captured by the Vikings in . 378 more words


September in York

The following post will be brief (ish) — mostly pictures with relating captions — but I wanted to give a quick update about my last few days. 918 more words

Hilda of Whitby ~ A Ray of Light in the "Dark Ages"

The Freelance History Writer has written a guest article for the Ancient History Encyclopedia about the 7th Century Anglo-Saxon Abbess, Hilda of Whitby. I find Hilda to be an inspiration and a formidable presence in a shadowy and inaccessible time in history. 49 more words

Medieval History

Street Art, York Style!

A rather fine example of public art in York situated near the south transept of the minster. The statue was commissioned in 1998 by York Civic Trust and was made by the renowned sculptor Philip Jackson. 40 more words

Public Art

'It Felt Like a Theme Park'

I recently spent the morning in York for an appointment, and must say there are worse places to have to go on official matters. I think I might have been feeling a bit grumpy but it did feel like a bit of theme park for me at that time on that day. 109 more words


The British Adventure

Below listed are 10 locations during my visit to the UK which I loved more than the rest. There are more among my favourites – and a lot remains to be seen some time later. 568 more words