Yet, why the imposing Minster will always have a magnetic allure of its own, the ancient walls around the historic city are the finest of their kind in the whole country.
And, as such, the Friends of York Walls is to be commended for its work in preserving the city’s monuments and helping to explain their relevance, and significance, to contemporary visitors.
Without such conservation bodies in York, or elsewhere, Britain’s heritage would be left to crumble because of a combination of ignorance and poor maintenance.
Now, thanks to the persistence of these organisations, and their dedicated volunteers who give up so much time, the history of York remains the city’s greatest asset as it prepares to welcome visitors back.
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