• Kayla

I <3 Old York

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

So if you know me, you know that I love New York but you may not know that I also fell in love with York, England in the few hours I was there.

I had the opportunity to visit York with some of the men and women on Durham University's lacrosse teams. One thing that I learned is that women and men have completely different itineraries and ideas of fun when traveling.

My girlfriends and I were happy to hear that my one friend scheduled a wine and cheese tasting for all of us. It was my first time going to one and I felt very sophisticated. On the other hand, the guys did not appreciate it and would have been happier drinking beers at a run down pub in town.

Another difference was that the men did not want to spend much time going through the stores in York. Of course, I anticipated this, but I thought we would be able to convince them to at least wait outside of the stores while we looked around. Instead, our group lasted about ten minutes before the guys decided to go to a bar for a couple of beers.

I enjoyed spending the day with my guy friends but the trip would have been hassle-free if it was just a group of girls. Is anyone shocked by that statement?

With that being said, everyone on the trip enjoyed our day in York. Below is a short list of the activities the men and the women did together (and enjoyed).


1. The Shambles

The Shambles is a road located in York. It is fun to walk around because it is arguably the most preserved medieval street in the world. Some of the buildings date back to the 14th century.

The photo on the left was taken from here.


2. City Walls

In 71 AD, the Romans built city walls around York, England to protect the city. Since then, the walls have been updated and are now a major tourist attraction. Tourists can walk about 2.75 miles on the city walls path. The photo on the right was taken from here.


3. York Minster

The Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter is commonly known as the York Minster. It is located right in the middle of town, making it one of York's most popular tourist destinations. On the left is a photo of my friends Teagan and Kat in front of the cathedral.

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