Saturday 5 February 2000
Highlights: York Cathedral
This time our hostel was an even greater distance from the walled city of York. Definitely something to look into for future trips, better accommodation location selections.
Just inside the walled city stands York Minister another very impressive Cathedral, the English really knew how to build them. York Minister is Europe’s largest medieval Cathedral, it is also the seat f the Archbishop of York, the second most important Archbishop in Anglican Church.
A church of some sorts has stood on this site since 627 if the current Cathedral building dating back to mid 12th century. The Cathedral has a major memorial to the RAF pilots who died in World War II apparently this was over 30,000 pilots. The Great West Window is a magnificent glass window surrounded by a beautiful stone tracery. The window was created in 1338.
York is a walled city, a wall it need a few times to keep the invading Scots out! We walked on the walk