Medieval York, England: the City of…Cats?

York Cat

My first clue that all was not as it seemed was the cats. I had just arrived in York that morning, with two days to explore before catching a flight out of Leeds. When I asked my friends back in London about York –only an hour away from Leeds - they said it was a pleasant-enough little place, so I decided to take a Yorkshire mini-break. As the train rolled through the English countryside, I ... Read Full Article

A Visit to Medieval Lincoln, England

The Exchequer gate arch entrance to Lincoln Castle

  England has many towns that boast of medieval architecture and heritage, but few are as well preserved as Lincoln’s Castle Square, in the northern county of Lincolnshire. On one side of Castle Square, Lincoln Castle’s formidable honey colored, turreted stone walls disappear into the distance along the hillside like a long, scaled dragon. I start my medieval tour here. Built by ... Read Full Article