Welcome to York Illustrated
This website aims to provide virtual visitors and real-world tourists with a brief introduction to key places of interest in the historic city of York, England.
Content is being uploaded on an occasional basis via a series of illustrated articles. Each article focusses on a place or topic that might appeal to someone planning a 'real-world' sightseeing visit to this fascinating city. There are currently 70 articles available and they can all be accessed via the Articles page. Additional articles are being added on an occassional basis as and when time permits. In a bid to tempt you to 'virtually explore', summary information for eight of the most popular articles is displayed below.
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The historic defences form a key attraction for most first-time visitors to York. A stroll along at least part of the wall-top walkway is highly recommended. Read more
York's Grade I listed Multangular Tower incorporates the base of the second century* western angle tower of the Roman legionary fortress of Eboracum. Read more
Clifford's Tower (a.k.a. 'the King's Tower' or 'the Great Tower') is the keep of York Castle. Its 'quadrilobate' (four-lobed) design is unique in England. Read more
Micklegate Bar is the grand cermonial entrance to the city of York. It has protected and controlled the city's southwestern approaches since the 12th century. Read more
The Shambles is York's iconic medieval street. It gains much of its charm and character from the higgledy-piggledy arrangement of its historic buildings. Read more
York's Skeldergate Bridge has decorative ironwork. The decommissioned lifting section allowed tall ships to access the wharves and warehouses further upriver. Read more
Rowntree Park is one of York's hidden gems. Its facilities include wide-open green space, an ornamental lake, an exciting children's playground and a cafe. Read more
The 'Explore Using Maps' option displays coded marker-pins on Google Mapping for 'places of interest' with a published article. Summary information (similar to that displayed above) can be viewed by clicking / tapping on the markers.
The Gallery provides quick and easy access to the photographic images. If desired, the 'Image Type' and 'Location Tag' filters can be used to display a subset of the available images. There are currently 350 photographic images available and more will be added as and when time permits.