York - founded by the Romans in 71 AD!
Up there in my top 3 favourite cities of the world, you’ll now find York. I’m so glad Mark and Deb insisted we take a day trip altogether because I absolutely loved this place! I got a bit trigger happy with my trusty camera because everything was either ancient/quirky/inspiring/beautiful… or everything rolled into one.
Before actually getting to York I was particularly excited to see traditional Tudor houses and there was definitely no shortage of them here. I adore the character of this type of building, the ‘awkward’ unevenness of them and the striking black and white that altogether ooze old world British charm. A highlight was walking through a tiny narrow cobbled path known as ‘The Shambles’, lined with old homes and specialty shops all squashed up against each other. Did you know the Tudors used to throw rubbish from their window into the street!?!
I was also quite keen to see Yorks city walls and gatehouses built to protect the city. Although centuries of years old there are still large portions that still remain and apparently York has more miles of wall intact than any other city in England!