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Places visited in York, England
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Edinburgh, Scotland

General Register Building of the National Archives of Scotland

Every birth, death, and marriage is recorded in these color-coded leather-bound books.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Writers' Museum

This small museum in a 17th-century building honors three iconic Scottish writers.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Jacob's Ladder

This obscure walkway links Edinburgh’s Old Town with one of the city's prime vantage points.
Drymen, Scotland

Buchanan Castle

This castle was established by the 4th Duke of Montrose and is connected to the Buchanan Clan.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools

These fantastically named natural pools look like something out of a Scottish myth.
York, England

Hidden Wonders of York Minster

Semaphore saints, a golden dragon's head, and a stone carved with religious warnings all call this cathedral home.
York, England

Kings Square Gravestones

This popular square's history as the former site of a church is hidden in plain sight.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
York, England

Hob Moor and Plague Stones

When the plague struck York, this stone was used to leave supplies for the sick.
York, England

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate

This medieval church is not only notable for its architecture, but also its connection with LGBTQ+ history.
York, England

Yorkshire Air Museum

This aircraft museum is home to one of just three Halifax bombers in the world.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
York, England

Lloyds Bank Coprolite

An incredibly well-preserved piece of ninth-century Viking poop.
York, England

The ‘Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
York, England

The York Ghost Merchants

Makers and sellers of the original and finest York Ghosts.
York, England

Dick Turpin's Tombstone

The final resting place of England's most notorious bandit.
York, England

York Minster Astronomical Clock

This memorial to World War II's fallen airmen shows us the movements of the stars that once guided them.
York, England

Baile Hill

The little-known second castle that William the Conqueror built in York.
York, England

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

One of the shortest streets in York has an especially odd name.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
York, England

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.