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The ancient capital of York is only 42 miles to the west of Bridlington and can be reached using the B1253 which travels almost straight to the city. York is on of the top attractions in the UK and well worth a day or two days visit.

York’s centre is enclosed by the city’s medieval walls, which are a popular walk. These defences are the most complete in England. They have the only walls set on high ramparts and they retain all their principal gateways.  They make up part of the walls of the Roman fortress and the Norman and medieval work, as well as 19th- and 20th-century restorations.  The entire circuit is approximately 2.5 miles. The north-east section includes a part where walls never existed, because there was a Norman moat forming part of York Castle. This was formed by damming the River Foss which created a lake to act as a city defence.

With the Castle Museum, the city contains many other museums and historic buildings such as the Yorkshire Museum and its Museum Gardens, the York Art Gallery, the JORVIK Viking Centre, the King Richard III Museum (who has just been dug up in Leicester City), the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the reconstructed medieval house Barley Hall,  Fairfax House, the Mansion House, and the Treasurer’s House. The National Railway Museum is situated just beyond York Railway Station.

Updated: August 20, 2014 — 6:25 pm
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