|Here we are, my daughter, my son and I, with my brother and sister in law, walking the walls of York.|
|Looking down from the wall into the street.|
So as you can imagine with that kind of history, we saw some amazing castle ruins, churches and cathedrals.
The finest cathedral in York is the massive Gothic cathedral, York Minster, which happens to be the largest cathedral in Northern Europe. The original church was built in 627, but was destroyed by fire, and then rebuilt, damaged and rebuilt several times, with portions being developed by the Vikings, and Normans over several hundred years. In 1215 it started to transform into the Minster that is known today. It was declared complete in the year 1472. The ornate work on the exterior of this cathedral is breath taking!
|Take a close look at the hand holding Adam and Eve.|
The interior was just as stunning!