Old York

Arriving into York, we walked along the ancient city wall to get our bearings.

The town is covered with yellow bicycles and yellow, green and polka dotted banners as the Tour de France will be coming through in a few weeks. All the bakeries have gingerbread men with cycling jerseys and petit fours with little bicycles in frosting.

Our activities have been bicycle free, however. We stopped at the York Minster to hear a choral service, the Jorvick Viking village, and Dig, a children’s archeological activity that covers Roman through Victorian remains in the city.

We have enjoyed walking the medieval streets and seeing the shops. The buildings nearly touch overhead, though I am glad the street is no longer historically accurate. They are paved, and muck free.

The Shambles
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