51. York Minster

UK: York Minster, York

For the rest of the country, ‘The North’ doesn’t get a look in past the hub of Manchester. If the North East is ever on TV, images of chimneys, Geordie Shore and smog portray the region as if it’s been stuck in the mines for decades in an industrial black hole where we all get smashed and eat pies to get over the grimness. Well…as my mum says, let’s let everyone believe that.

York Minster is the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe and takes pride of place in this historical centre. Having been away for so long, when I revisited it was like being a tourist in my own country. Filled to the brim with quaint tea shops and an alley which inspired J.K. Rowling’s Diagon Alley, York and the minster is really a must see.

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