Monk Bar, York
This was the tallest and most heavily fortified gateway in medieval York. It was constructed around 1330. Just east of the Minster, on Goodramgate.
Inside is a small museum portraying the story of Richard III - as told from a strongly Yorkist perspective, as you might expect!
Monk Bar houses the Richard III museum.
Richard III was King of England for just 26 months (1483-85) and is said to have committed numerous brutal murders - notably his two nephews, Edward Prince of Wales (the uncrowned Edward V), and Richard Duke of York, the so-called PRINCES IN THE TOWER. The museum provides an entertaining look at such controversies.
Favorite thing: The 4 storied Monk Bar is York's tallest and most impressive Medieval Gatehouse . The elaborate design of the gatehouse meant that it could function as a self-contained fortress with each floor capable of being defended. It is said King Richard added its top storey himself in 1484. Monk Bar still has its portcullis and winding mechanism. In fact, the portcullis was regularly raised and lowered until 1970.
Trains Trains and more trains Royal trains Victoria's Train, Mail train.
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Fondest memory: EU's biggest Train Museum. And it's all free.
Great Place to go on Rainy Days.