Exploring beautiful Medieval York in northern England

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One of York’s most spectacular Medieval buildings is the York Minister, a cavernous cathedral that is one of the biggest and most beautiful in Europe. It was built on a site that had held a church since the year 627. It was during the 12th century that the Gothic masterpiece you see today was built, taking over 200-years to complete.

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Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere! This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British blogger, photographer and actor based in the USA. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.

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I am definitely going to have to add York to my list of places to visit!!


It’s a must. I wish London wasn’t always a major focus for American travellers when there are so many amazing things further up the country.

Laura Stokowski

True Story. I went to York in 1982. Ambling along the Shambles, I saw a chess set in a window that I really liked, but I didn’t buy it. I returned home to Anchorage, and thought about that chess set, but I didn’t even know the name of the shop. No internet in 1982. I sent a letter to “Shop with Alice in Wonderland Chess Set in the Window, The Shambles, York, UK.” on the envelope, with my telephone number inside and an explanation. I got a phone call from the shop owner, and I purchased the chess set over… Read more »

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