Wednesday, 30 January 2013

C is for Castle

This is Monk Bar the largest of the gates into York and it was designed as a miniature castle. You can get a real sense of this if you visit the museum within the Bar. The lower stories are 14th century and it is built on the site of a much earlier Roman gateway. It was used in Tudor times as a prison. The arms are those of the Plantagenet  Royal House and the City of York.
Taking part in ABC Wednesday


  1. Great choice for the letter "C" ! I think I have been to that gate,it was a busy 3 days in York in the late 80s and things ran together but we walked most of the wall and I think we saw all the city gates. Had a wonderful time,yours is a rich and vivid city!

  2. I'mglad you drew attention to the coats of arms. It often pays to stop and look upwards!

  3. impressive edifice!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Love the definition and so glad that a 'Castle' has made today's collection.

  5. Castles - you have a few! Nice one.

  6. I love visiting the castles in England. I was in York once but would love to return and spend more time there.

    abcw team

  7. I think all the fairy tales I read as a young girl were inspired by York.


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