Archive for May, 2012

May 21, 2012, No comments

Located in Museum Gardens close to the Multangular Tower the recently restored Anglian Tower is one of only two non-ecclesiastical Anglo-Saxon structures in the Country. Rediscovered in 1839 and restored in […]

The Old Baile Hill Castle

May 1, 2012, No comments

York is especially noted in the history books for its two Norman-built castles. Baile Hill on the west of the river Ouse and Clifford’s tower, the o ...

The Golden Fleece, Pavement

May 1, 2012, No comments

Mentioned in the York archives as early as 1503 and known as an Inn since 1656, though not licensed until 1668, The Golden Fleece is one of York’s o ...


May 1, 2012, No comments

Named in 1378, it’s thought Pavement was given it’s name as it was the first walkway to be paved in York out of all it’s medieval streets. Origi ...

  • Merchant Adventurers Hall, Fossgate
    May 1, 2012, No comments

    The land the hall stands on was bought by three local merchants, from Sir William Percy, in 1356 and construction took place between 1357 and 1368. The Merchant’s Guild, who […]

  • Multangular Tower, Museum Gardens
    May 1, 2012, No comments

    One of York’s oldest visible constructions is the defensive Multangular tower situated in the Museum Gardens. The majority of the stone tower was built in Roman times, between 209AD and […]

  • Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue
    May 1, 2012, No comments

    Rowntree park is located on the riverside of the Ouse on Terry Avenue. A gift to the City of York by Rowntree & Co in 1921 this park was created […]

  • Shambles
    May 1, 2012, No comments

    If one street could exemplify everything that York has to offer; the character, beauty and incredibly rich history, then it is the Shambles. Situated between Pavement and King’s Square, the […]