With the days starting to tick away on this short break, we continued to explore the North of the UK - this time heading towards the city of York.
York turned out to be better than we had thought - and we had a great time there.
Olde World Charm ?
York has some of the finest collection of old streets and buildings in the UK. I am not 100% sure that they always have the best quality items inside them - but that is a subject for another day.
Here were a few slight oddities that you do not see everyday in general old part of the city.
There seemed no-end of Tudor looking buildings, Some even caught the attention of Dora !!
Having visited a few big religious buildings such as The Vatican and Notre Damme - I thought that Dora may like to appreciate some English stonework and culture. The other two places were free - but here in the UK - £10/per person !!! So we got to look at the Minster from the outside. More in protest rather than being mean .... on second thoughts it was mainly becuase I was mean....
There were lots of very fine looking church buildings around the Minster grounds- no doubt those £10 pound entrance fees for the minster being spent well.
Again Tudor buildings abounded - opposite this is a very interesting looking sundail. The wrong lense stopped me from attempting to take a picture of it.
This doorway is the enterance to a school.
A wonderfully well kept british post box.
We visited one of the Jorvic centre's exhibitions in the town - and the only really interesting thing is this is (alledgedly) how you spell Dora using Runes.
The Abbey of St Mary
Found in the York Museum garden, is a ruined Benedictine abbey. It is a Grade 1 listed building - and makes for a lovely walk around in the afternoon sun.
Dora enjoying the ruins.