York’s Medieval Defensive Walls

  Arriving in the city of York by railway, one of the first things one sees is a section of the magnificent Medieval Defensive Walls.  These walls are still as impressive and solid as they must have been in the days when its purpose was the defence of the city.   Planning a Tour of…

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Newcastle Medieval Town Walls

Newcastle medieval town walls

Newcastle-upon-Tyne is an old city.  Very old. With deep history. Of course, it wasn’t always called by its present name.  This area was known as Pons Aelius (named after the emperor Hadrian who’s clan name was Aelius).  He visited Britain in the year 122 and determined that a settlement was needed on this spot.  And so…

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