And finally - York Minster is a splendid building, and the church by which we gauge the beauty of every other church in the world.
A lot of the exterior stonework is crumbling and being replaced. There is a stonemasons shed erected so that you can watch some of this work being carried out. The replaced work looks new, but fits in well. It must be great for the craftsmen to see their work in situ in such an awesome building. The big window here is one such repair.
It used to be free to visit the Minster, but now it costs £9 each. We didn't have time to do the tour justice, so we hung around in the doorway for a while. I can highly recommend a visit though as you can climb to the roof, and descend into the crypt too. Lots of Roman relics were found under the crypt including huge columns.
We really enjoyed our visit to York, lots to see and do. We must remember how close it is and visit again soon. The only thing hubby didn't like was the absolutely hundreds of Geordie girls - all in themed groups - starting their hen nights very early on in the day. I suppose he was looking at it through a Policemans eyes. Hundreds of very drunk young girls + a very large river with no walls = a few problems for the local constabulary later on! My fave "theme" was "Michael Jackson and the zombies from thriller"x