Been wanting to visit York, UK for a while. The history of the tower and the Minster go back nearly 1000 years; the tower dates back to William the Conqueror.
But, the town goes back to the Romans and beyond.
The York Minster is an incredible cathedral. The stained glass here is among the best in the world and walking around the cathedral, it just never seems to end. The crypt even shows the Roman stone work at the base. I am still amazed at buildings that go back this many centuries, and are still in use today.
The Tower's history is less than pleasant, but no less fascinating.
My favorite part of the day was still stopping at the market, grabbing some lunch, and relaxing on the shaded lawn in front of the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey.