York, England: Medieval England's Second City

More info about travel to York: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/england/york York, England, offers a fascinating collection of great sights mixed with an …

38 thoughts on “York, England: Medieval England's Second City

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    Rob Flynn says:

    Just stumbled across this, that's me ringing Great Peter, the bell, all 10.75 tons of it. I haven't seen this since visiting Rick Steve's studios near Seattle in 2008, a year or two after this was filmed, where they made me very welcome.

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    Carl Callaghan says:

    Nice video. A lot of people missing the point in the comments about the title; as it says, it was medieval England's second city – the most important after London for much the medieval period, very wealthy, and significant administratively, strategically and religiously. Birmingham and Manchester were nowhere in the period Rick Steves is talking about.

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    Rachael Philip says:

    I absolutely love York and try my hardest go yearly with my mother – we're going next week for her birthday…honestly, our best days have been spent in that beautiful city, looking at the art, learning the history and enjoying the supernatural side – as well as a few of the bars 🙂 our favourite being the red lion…honestly, its an amazing place to go to

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    Mary Jackson says:

    Very fascinating . . . thanks for a great video. York is a wonderful city and as somebody who has visited it previously I would highly recommend others do. It's a wonderful city to walk around, however, if you're driving through like I did in one of http://4x4vehiclehire.co.uk/4×4-hire-york/'s vehicles it is still as wonderful. It's got a population of over 205,000 and they really are a wonderfully welcoming bunch.

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    peloquin says:

    People will argue Birmingham or Manchester as the 2nd city, but it still doesn't alter the fact that York is much more picturesque and interesting than either of those two cities.  I would recommend York to anyone who hasn't visited yet.

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    BoiseG says:

    I had the pleasure of taking a 3 week trip through Enlgand, Scotland and Ireland this summer and York was my favorite city of all that I visited.  North England, Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall, was my most favorite region.  Don't miss it!  …on a side note, for those on a budget, realize that visiting any of these large churches is quite expensive.  They are all very beautiful, but access to each is anywhere from $20-$30 per person in US dollars.

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