York Minster Research Paper

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Founded by the Romans in the first century AD, the city of York stands on the River Ouse in the north of England. The city offers a diverse range of ancient and modern attractions, five or more of which can be visited over the course of a couple of days. York Minster Guided tours are available at the Minster though it is possible to explore this ancient cathedral as an individual or as part of a group. The central tower, 230 feet above street level gives spectacular views over the city and beyond while a highlight of a trip to The Undercroft is the one-thousand-year-old Horn of Ulf, a carved elephant tusk of Viking origin. An astronomical clock, dedicated to the 18,000 airmen who lost their lives when flying from nearby bases in World War Two, is a prominent feature of The North Transept. The Great East Window, the largest medieval…show more content…
Entry to the racecourse costs from £5 for access to the Course Enclosure, rising to £250 for entry to the Parade Ring Restaurant in August. Dick Turpin, the famous highwayman, met his end when hanged at the racecourse in 1739: his crime was that of horse theft. The site of public hangings is signified by a plaque set within a small area of paving. York Walls Walk York Walls Walk is a walk on the medieval wall which encircles the city center. At just over two miles long, it is the longest city wall in England. The walk begins at Micklegate, one of four fortified gates, known as Bars, around the city. This is the gate at which Royal visitors traditionally stop and ask for permission to enter the city. As the walk is a circular one, it is possible to start at any of the other Bars, Bootham Bar, Monk Bar or Walmgate Bar, as well as several other points on the way. The wall offers superb views of city landmarks, including those of York Minster and Clifford 's Tower. Given that York is a very small city and all five activities are within two miles of the city center, it would be possible to visit more venues in the course of a
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