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York

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We head North east for todays daytrip. Lots of people have recommended a trip to York so off we go. We took the train from Castleton to Rochdale , Rochdale to Leeds, Leeds to York. 2hours in total. The trains here are very comfortable and reliable and reasonably inexpensive, especially when we got a railcard that saves us 30%.
Exiting the train station and heading towards the wall you get the first sight of the York Minster, a very impressive Cathedral. We all decided to go in and the girls were given a treasure hunt to find as they walked around the church. Briana decided this was too babyish and gave me hers, so Kenzie Stephen and I set off. The hunt made the walk around the church really interesting and we all learnt something.
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We walked around the cute little streets and did some more souviner shopping. There are some gorgeous specialty shops in York but with our bags already bursting we had to resist alot. (well I did). I did find this cute little button shop called duttons for buttons and bought a shopping bag (canvas) which you buy various buttons and sew them on, very cool. (for me anyway). We had lunch at an old pub before looking around even more shops. There is a street called the Shambles where all the old buildings are all over the place and the road is very narrow. I love towns that make their shopping areas pedestrian only areas, makes for easy shopping. I didn't want to leave but we had a long train ride home.

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Posted by schofields 05:47 Archived in England

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I love this way of following you around Europe and seeing things with your eyes and getting your impressions as you go along!! Didn't you get to see Jorvik, the viking village in York? Anyhow, You have covered much more of our part of the world than I ever will. My problem is that as soon as I've saved up enough money to travel, the only place I want to go to is.....New Zealand, of course!! See you on Monday!!

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