Date: 11th June 2022
Travelled: 0 kms just walking around York, Yorkshire.
Visited: York City Walls and the Castle Museum
Stayed: Caravan + Motorhome Club, York, £51 pn, N53.95100, W01.07940
Budget: 17 days @ €110 per day
We wake this morning to sunny skies, but the clouds soon sweep across and it’s very grey by the time we’ve had our breakfast. Feeling no worse for wear after yesterday’s walk we’ll set out back into the old town once again. Our plan for today is to walk the city walks from Bootham Bar to Monk Bar. Up this way a bar is a gate or an opening in the wall, just in case your a little confused as we were.
Once again we cross the River Ouse and head into the old town. Being Saturday morning it’s already very busy, mostly locals and local tourists it would seem. No bus loads of Chinese or Korean tourist so far this trip, lets hope it stays that way.
Our guide book recommends this section of the city wall as it follows the gardens and provides some great views of York Minster. It’s less than a km, so lets find out.
The York city walls follow the line of the original Roman wall, now having been rebuilt many times over the past 1400 years. Our guide book was right the views of the Minster are excellent. In particular the Chapter House and its conical roof, which we thought most special yesterday.
Our walk along this part of the city walls complete we make our way back through the old town. Having an unplanned FaceTime catchup with Mark and Mireille from Melbourne they are currently in Spain in their motorhome.
Back at Clifford’s Tower once again, we have lunch (already packed by Pam) in the park adjacent to the Castle Museum before paying the £14 pp entry fee. The museum utilises part of the old goal to house exhibits.
There’s lots of this and that which is interesting but not impressive, the best part was the two streets of shops dating back to the late 19th century they have somehow been built inside the old goals. Other than that the old cells in the prison with there audio visual displays were very interesting.
So another day in York done. Back in the Hymer I catch an hours nap, which seems to have become a habit since Blackburn. We’ve walked for about 5 kms today without any ill effect. I feel I’ve past the worst, just need to keep reminding myself not to pick anything up.
Michael + Pam