On our way from Edinburgh to York, we stopped for a visit to Hadrian's Wall.
Houstead's Fort on Hadrian's Wall.
Hadrian's Wall extends 73 miles from sea to sea across one of the narrower parts of northern England.
Hadrian's wall was built in AD 122 to mark the northern most boundary of Roman control in the British Isles.
Details of Houstead's Fort on Hadrian's Wall.
Walking the wall.
A lecture from our tourguide about Roman toilets and sewers in Houstead's Fort on Hadrian's Wall.
Hadrian's Wall, near York in Yorkshire.
Our B&B, the Hazelwood Guest House, Gillygate, York, England.
Some travel companions on our Rick Steves Tour of Great Britain, looking out a window of our B&B.
It was in York where I first learned the name of this flower: Clematis.
The older part of York is surrounded by a fortified wall.
View of the Yorkminster Cathedral from the town wall.
Old town York's encircling fortified wall.
Yorkminster Cathedral and Bishop's quarters.
One of the gates in the fortified York wall.
The town wall makes a very nice one-mile loop walk.
Generational malaise, York!
Yorkminster Cathedral, with Emperor Constantine's statue in bronze.
Details, main entrance of Yorkminster Cathedral.
Interior of Yorkminster Cathedral.
Yorkminster Cathedral stained glass window.
Yorkminster has Europe's largest single stained glass window.
The ceiling of the Chapter House, attached to Yorkminster.
Emperor Constantine in the early morning light.
Constantine was in York at the time he was named the Roman Emperor in AD 306.
Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in AD 313, declaring religious tolerance in the Roman Empire.
Constantine was the first Christian emperor of Rome.
A view of Yorkminster from old town York in the early morning.
The goddess Minerva guards the entrance to a former bookstore in old town York.
Minerva at a crossroads. Note the 1801 inscription below her.
Old town York; note the 1434 date on the building.
Old town York.
"The Shambles", a very narrow lane in old town York.
Ruins of St. Mary's Abbey, York.
St. Mary's Abbey ruins.
Seen above a shop in York.