Tag Archive: York Minster

Medieval windows removed from York Minster for restoration

Two 600-year-old windows have been removed from York Minster as part of a major restoration project. The windows are part of a sequence of eight and the 11-year project in the cathedral’s South Quire aisle will see all of them removed and restored. They will also be given protective glazing to prevent future damage in…

Medieval Manuscripts Are a DNA Smorgasbord

York-Gospels

In 2010, bioarchaeologist Matthew Collins of the University of Copenhagen and his colleagues realized that the parchment used in medieval manuscripts, which is made of scraped and stretched animal skins, was actually a repository of information about the history of domestic animals in Europe. Chris Baraniuk at New Scientist reports that Collins and his team…

Durham Cathedral is voted top UK landmark

Durham Cathedral

Magnificent Durham Cathedral has been named the UK’s number one landmark in a poll of world travellers. The 900-year-old World Heritage Site triumphed in the inaugural Travellers’ Choice Attractions awards, organised by Trip Advisor. The towering Norman construction triumphed over Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, with its awe-inspiring views of the Scottish capital…

York, England: Castles and Churches and Pubs, Oh My!

Ahhh York …. with its great city walls, castles and churches. For most tourists coming to this town, the medieval history of this great northern city is the major draw. The renowned City Walls stretch for about 3km and should be walked by all travelers with a just a little or a lot of time…

Walking is the only way to experience York, England

York is one of the most important cities in England, with a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. It is also home to one of the largest medieval Gothic cathedrals in all of Europe -the York Minster – with exteriors are as impressive as the spectacular works of art in its interiors. With its…