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2008/09/10 Walking tour of York: Shambles and City Wall

Attending a conference in York came with the benefit of a walking tour of the city.
Included in the OR50 program was a selection of social activities.  I chose the walking tour of the City of York.  The core of the city is ringed by walls dating back to Roman times.  I doubt that original wall were constructed sufficiently wide to permit today’s normal automobile traffic.

DI_20080910 105130 York citywall

The bus dropped us off near the Yorkshire Gardens, and we walked towards the town centre, along the inside of the wall.

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We started our walking tour by the lawn by the wall.

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Just before crossing the Lendal Bridge, we could look down onto the road beside the riverside.

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The passing centuries inside the city walls have allowed the maturity of urban forestry. Continue reading2008/09/10 Walking tour of York: Shambles and City Wall

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