Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our day in York

The great thing about Europe is that everything and everywhere is relatively easy to get to. While we were in Hett, we hadn't really decided where we would be going for our next night. We pulled out a map, looked up some train times, and decided to spend a day/night in York. It was a great decision, because York is amazing! The town was beautiful, and the people there were incredibly friendly and nice. We stayed in a great B&B called the Holmlea Guesthouse, and mostly spent our time there walking around the city.

We visited York Minster, a beautiful cathedral originally built in 627. We also came across the ruins of St. Mary's Abby. Last but not least, we went to the Jorvik Museum, which is completely dedicated to education about the vikings that settled much of York. The employees that worked there even dressed up like real vikings! It was actually quite interesting, and I'm glad we were able to learn so much on our quick visit to the city.

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