Trip Start Jun 10, 2007
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Although it is 2000 years old york is a very modern city. A very liveable city but it has a very confusing layout. The ancient core is surrounded by a thriving metropolis (maybe that is why it took us forever to get through traffic into the core today.
After exploring the old town and walking the distance of the walls we had our pick of hundreds of pubs for dinner. We chose one recommended in one of our guide books that was renowned for its home cooking
The next morning we decided to take a free 2 hour tour out on by the local tourist board. We lasted about 30 minutes before we abandoned the group. The guide seemed to know her stuff but unless you were standing a foot in front of her you could not hear a word. We took in the local museum instead and we were very impressed. It details the history of york with its intense and violent past. Each stage is described in detail and they have artifacts from the respective periods along the way to help illustrate. Extremely well done and totally worth the £5.
We took it easy for the afternoon and called it an early night as we have a big drive tomorrow to Great Yarmouth. It is a town as far east as you can go in the UK. We plan on relaxing there for a couple of days before we return the car to London and fly to Dublin Ireland on Wednesday!