Friday, 2 March 2012
Over a week's worth of photographs of York and we have barely scratched the surface of all there is to see and do in this lovely city. I would echo what 'Cranberry Morning' said in the comments a few days ago - for any visitor to England, York (and Yorkshire) is well worth a trip.
In this photo you can see a very small part of the ancient walls of the city. The city has been walled since Roman times, and has more of its walls left intact than any other English city. That means that you can walk for a couple of miles, around a large part of the city, and see the views from an elevated position. The walls are punctuated by medieval gateways known as Bars, several of which remain, and which controlled access to the city. You can see the galleries from where missiles and boiling oil would have been dropped on attackers, and hear gruesome tales of the severed heads of traitors and criminals, left on spikes at Micklegate Bar as a warning to others!