Here is a link to the Self Guided Walking Tour of YORK ENGLAND I made:
Stop #1 The SHAMBLES
The Shambles is an iconic street is York, know for it’s overhanging timber framed buildings. The street used to be home to many butchers and was known as “The Great Flesh Shambles”. CREEPY? The buildings all look as if they were built without a level, which could be because the majority of them where built in the 14th century. Now you will find many Harry Potter shops and souvenirs.
Stop #2 MINSTER GATES : for a lovely first peek at York Minster
This stop provided a great first glimpse at the famous York Minster.
Stop #3 York Minster
From here we wandered over to York Minster, the iconic minster in the city centre. The first church structure on this spot was built in 627, but the Gothic one you see today was started in 1215 and added to and restored throughout the years.
Stop #4 York Museum Gardens
The York Museum gardens are a wonderful place to explore on your way to the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. There is also a very beautiful section of old city wall to see here.
Stop #5 St Mary’s Abbey Ruins
One of the highlights for us in York was the ruins of this beautiful Abbey
Stop #6 Edible Gardens
Within the York Museum Gardens and right beside the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey are these lovely gardens, which lead you back to the entrance for the York City Walls.
Stop #7 Entrance to City Walls
There are many entrances to the City Walls in York, this one just happens to be near the Abbey ruins and also provides a wonderful view of York Minster.
From here, we went on to explore our first section of the city walls. The city walls ended up being our favourite place in York. We packed a picnic each night and brought a beverage with us. We would then find a place along the wall to sit down, with our legs dangling over the edge, and eat our dinner as the sun set over this beautiful city.
Stop #8 Robin Hood Tower (great view of the Minster)
Stop #9 Monk Gate
Another place to stop along the wall for a rest or picnic
Stop #10 New Tower
Yet another place to stop and sit to enjoy the view of York City.
Stop #11 Larthrope Tower ( Corner Tower)
Stop #12 Clifford’s Tower (York Castle)
Definitely worth a stop, although we did not pay the entrance fee. You can still climb to the top of the stairs for a nice view of the river and surrounding area.
Stop #13 Baile Hill
This ended up being our favourite section of the York City Walls. This is where we had more than one picnic as the sun set over the gorgeous city of York.
Stop #14 Bitchdaughter Tower
Interesting name for a tower, but a wonderful spot to sit on our favourite stretch of York Wall.
Stop #15 Mickle Gate
The stop off point on the city wall if you fancy a wonderfully local craft brew!!!!
Stop #16 BrewDog
On our first night in York we discovered BREW DOG. This is a brew company that has locations all over the UK and in Europe. Each brewery is slightly different. They have a huge selection of their own beers on tap and they are constantly rotating the selection as they make new brews. When we were in York, the lady at Brew Dog was telling us that they had just had an inter-brew dog brew off, and that they had won for their incredible mint chocolate beer! It was so interesting to hear about the competition between the brew dog locations. It was about 10 pounds to get a taster flight of beers, so we did this in order to try a bunch of the different delicious brews!!!!
I hope this article was usefully! What are your favourite places in YORK ENGLAND??? WHAT DID WE MISS?