Thursday, 1 March 2012
College Street, York
This could almost be a rural village scene but in fact it's in the centre of York. Tucked away behind the Minster is St William's College (below) a beautiful timber-framed building dating back to 1461. It was built to house the Minster's Chantry priests (who were paid to chant masses for the souls of the dead) and is now the Minster's tea rooms and restaurant. It is fronted by a little green with its sundial. Behind is York's National Trust shop - a source of attractive gifts. You can also see lots of bikes... York is a university city in a relatively flat area and as such is a popular place for cycling.