25.08.2011 - 25.08.2011
Took 2 different trains to get to York. The train station is architecturally cool, very old style. Our next Premier Inn was a 5 minute walk, just outside Micklegate bar (bar means gate, and gate means street), an impressive entrance in the old city wall.
Went walking in old town York. It is lovely. Small windy roads, very pedestrian friendly, neat old buildings. It looks "old", in a pleasant, aesthetically pleasing way. Many tourists, mostly British. Saw York Minster, more or less contemporaneous with Koln cathedral, also Gothic, but not nearly as large. Koln cathedral is quite black, presumably from the pollution, but York Minster is yellowy. Walked on the nicely restored city walls. Bought goodies at Poundland, everything for a pound. A one litre bottle of Vimto! Bought dinner at Marks and Sparks, salad with toppings and quiche. Yummy. :D