Back to York this morning to see what we missed yesterday. York has a “City Wall”, that is broken up into 7 sections, which means that it doesn’t cross over either one of the rivers, and there are a number of “bar’s” (gates), that you have to leave the wall, cross the street, and go back up to continue. I think, there was only 2 that we could cross all the way to the next without leaving the wall. There were 3 locations that we had to walk quite a distance to rejoin if we wanted to complete the whole thing (which we did). We also spent a lot of time just exploring the streets (including the “Shambles”), street market, stores, restaurants, and then on to the Castle Museum. We spent at least 4 hours exploring this museum. It was set up much differently than any we have been to so far. A lot of it was set up like you were walking down a street of Ole York, or even into someone’s home. It also had historic items ranging from the 9th century onto the end of WWII. We had a good time there and glad we took the time to see it.
Most of York today, is much the same as it was centuries ago. Yes, there is some new and modern, but most still date back into the 16th and 17th centuries. They are small, but they have a wonderful feeling as soon as you enter. By the way, York is know as the “most haunted city in Europe”. They have not only had people that have seen, heard, of felt a “person”, but even whole Roman regiments in a couple of cases…want to spend a night in one of the most haunted places ??? I’ll let you take my place.