Day 7 – York (Friday June 28)
York is great small city with lots more to do than we were able to get to. We had lunch at a pub called ‘Guy Fawkes’ which I assumed was a random name, but it’s the actual house where Guy Fawkes was born (in 1570) and raised. The York Minister is an amazing building with stained glass that dates from 1250. There’s a good Viking museum in town with some creepy animatronic Vikings. More Abbey ruins, great old city walls, 82 listed CAMRA pubs, and a nice river running through all make York a treat to visit. On the old grounds of St Mary’s Abbey, there are so many leftover bits and baubs that they used them to make wall and planters in the modern garden.
We stayed in town at the Coach House Hotel, across the old city wall from St Mary's and around the corner from the Minster.