5 Cathedrals You Have to Visit

As a medieval historian who studies secular and canon law, I’m probably more interested than most people in church history. I think that cathedrals are the place to start when visiting a city, as it’s often a chance to see lasting and notable architecture that is lousy with centuries of history! These are 5 cathedrals that I think that everyone should see at some point in their life if they can- from different countries and cities, they all offer something different to their visitors! I hope that you enjoy my recommendations for Travel Thursday…

5 Cathedrals You Have to Visit

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We made it to the top!- York

My recap shall begin with our time in York! We were there on Tuesday, 28 April, 2015- we were staying at my cousin’s place, so we were up nice and early to catch the train. Jane was absolutely lovely and drove us to the station, a saving grace at 620am! We took the train from Radlett into King’s Cross to catch the train to York. One important thing I NEED to mention?
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You can always see MORE

M and I are coming up on our 2 year anniversary (gooo US!!!) and we will be heading back to Ireland and England to celebrate- and visit our other home! Here are some things that I am particularly looking forward to:

-Going back to UCD: where we met, and where we were allowed to indulge in all of the medieval history we wanted
-All of our friends
-Going back to our favourite pubs
-Shopping on Grafton St, Henry St, and at Dundrum Centre (I will finally be able to buy new clothes!!!!)
-The National Museum on Kildare St
-Walking over the Liffey
-Wandering around Dublin’s suburbs- We can dream, right??
-Going to Windsor Castle- another royal palace to visit!!
-York- Vikings!!! York Minister!! Victorian Streets!! What isn’t to love??
-Hopefully Skellig Michael *please cross all fingers and toes for us*
-Taking the bus- Yes, I miss Dublin Bus. Sue me.

I think that M and I are going to have the time of our lives, happy two years!!! 🙂

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!