|A mix of new and old buildings around the university lake|
It rained a lot during our first afternoon, but luckily it had dried up by the time we went on our Ghost Hunt ... well hardly a hunt, more like a tour around a few of the "haunted" areas with some storytelling and audience
|Apprentice stonemasons can train at York|
No visit to York is complete without seeing at least some of the walls that surround the heart of the city. Due to old legs and limited time we only walked one small section, but I'm determined to return soon and try to complete the circuit.
|Child No.3 managed more wall walking than her Granny|
I knew that nobody would put up with me geocaching during our visit, but I did spot that there were two virtual caches that I could collect without disrupting the touring:
|The Stonegate Devil|
|Holes in The Wall|
Initially I was looking for a literal hole in the wall, but finally got the joke when I remembered that here in Britain we refer to cash points in banks as "holes" in the wall .... there are four banks here (Roman, Dark Ages, Norman & Medieval) - different levels of fortification over the ages. This was a new location for Hubby too - though I think he had visited the pub of the same name during his student days!
|Possibly the closest I shall ever dare to be to the "Chunnel"!|
We visited quite a few of the historical attractions in York including Barley Hall (thank you again Tesco points) where there was also an exhibition of film and television costumes through the ages. We saw wonderful suits, dresses and hats from films like "Elizabeth" and "The Kings Speech" and TV series like "Cranford" and "The House of Eliott". You were even allowed to try on some of the hats!
|Quite a flattering shape of hat|
|The Yorkshire Terrier|
When walking around York you really have to keep looking up as a lot of the beautiful old architecture is still preserved (and some of the doorways are built for much shorter medieval folk) and this building in Stonegate was no exception - Hubby was inside buying some Yorkshire beers for his weekend! After all he hadn't had a cream tea!
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