After going to Tissington Hall I took a day trip to York, after hearing about the very Gothic York Minster!
The Shambles, which are their original, Shakespearean roads, are beautifully preserved, with lots of antiquated shops. (It was a bit cramped though.)
Then we arrived at York Minster, which is indeed delightfully Gothic, despite it having been built back in the 14th Century. It was absolutely HUGE, and very atmospheric!
Then I visited the York Castle museum. They had a whole exhibition dedicated to the Victorians, including a entire eighteenth-century street, with creepy little taxidermists and bookstores.
They were also showing an exhibition discussing body types over the years, which showcased lots of beautiful dresses and corsets from the Georgian and Victorian eras:
There was other great, Gothic things to see, like the York Dungeons, but sadly we didn’t get the time to go round them 😦 But I definitely see now why so many people describe York as a city rich in history, I would definitely recommend going! ^0^
You can also check out the rest of my travel logs here! There will be some more Gothic architecture coming up soon!