York Minster is the largest Gothic cathedral in England. It's pretty impressive I must say. I seem to always time my visits to churches just right. As I was there, the organist started playing. So very nice.
Outside the Minster is this original Roman column that was discovered during an excavation under part of the church. It would have been part of the Roman soldier barracks.
Then it was back out into the cold and more walking in the snow. I definitely have to pay more attention to walking in this weather. The last thing I need is to fall and break something this early in
the trip! So far so good though. I walked back through the Shambles an old street with buildings that overhang into the street. Some of the buildings date back to the 1300s. All the old streets are pretty amazing looking.
Then I continued my walk to Clifford's Tower. The earthen mound was originally created by William the Conqueror for his wooden castle. That structure was destroyed and the current building was erected by Henry III.
The Museum Gardens are amazing. Even in the dark and covered in snow. The grounds house several thing, Roman ruins, Abbey ruins and two museums just to name a few. Here is the remains of Roman tower.
Exhausted and still slightly jet lagged, I decided it was time to head home. We had a lovely evening meal prepared at home, with good friends and plenty of wine. Finsihing the night with a bit of footie (soccer) on the television. Tomorrow we're up early again and off in the car for the drive to Newcastle. Hope everyone is enjoying this trip as much as I am. More to come!