This fantastical gatehouse is the Micklegate Bar, the main entrance into the city of York. York (North Yorkshire, England) has more miles of intact city walls than anywhere else in England  and that is because it is better than anyplace else in England. Well, in some ways it is. IT IS. **ahem* Micklegate Bar was also used to display the unhappy and bodiless heads of the traitorous and definitely dead in order to deter acts of rebellion. Some of said dead heads (say that three times fast) were left up for years; which is just disgusting, really. Should you visit York (and you should) you’ll want to walk the walls of York- 39% of York residents surveyed claimed walking along these city walls was their favourite leisure activity. (info britainexpress.com image creepygreepy on flickr)

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    Oh how I love Micklegate Bar and the wall
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    I love York! I can hardly wait to go back again The city wall are great fun to walk. There is a fun museum, I’m pretty...
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    Micklegate Bar, York
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    I miss visiting York.
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    Burnt them. Humph! I find it really weird seeing somewhere I work going around tumblr.
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    And they removed the headspikes because they didn’t think they were of historical value. Humph.