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Virtual Tour of Old City Wall on Station Road, York, England
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Lois Ronberg says:
"Standing on the spot where this video shows you a section of the York City medieval walls you get a view down to modern day life and busy traffic but look along the wall where you will find plenty of evidence of days gone by. We strolled around on a fine, sunny day so we took our time and stopped a lot to look down on lovely gardens, beautiful architecture and some historic sites of Roman days when the city was walled and much smaller. We looked down upon a medieval scene where a Roman solider was re-living days of mystery for a group of school children and I thought what better way for them to remember York’s early history than through the activities of this little enactment. There are four old entrances: Micklegate Bar, Bootham Bar, Monk Bar and Walmgate bar. History records that monarchs came officially through the Micklegate Bar and gladly the day we were there another custom was not apparent: traitors' heads were displayed high above - to deter others from taking part in crimes against the monarchy! Today you can see evidence of medieval life in the Multiangular Tower in the museum gardens, it’s thought to have been standing there since between 209 and 211 AD. It has ten sides and is 30 foot high. I believe most of the walls you see today date from 12 - 14th century. Visit Monk Bar to see the Richard III museum where you can experience an ‘’olden days’‘ court trial. How wonderful that we can see such ancient history in this fantastic part of the United Kingdom. York is an interesting city, within the walls and outside. The best way to see it is to do the City Walls walk and then a must-see is York Minster nearby. It is a gem, I love the huge, colourful, creative stained-glass windows in this magnificent religious edifice. From the minster you should take a walk down The Shambles. You will be shoulder to shoulder with visitors from all over the world who love to see the crooked buildings and neat little shops. About one million people visit York City Walls each year, be sure to join them when next in England’s north east corner. "

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