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The remarkable York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in all of Northern Europe, and one of the world's most beautiful Gothic buildings... Read more:

A 7th century Anglo Saxon cross in the churchyard at Eyam. Eyam is one of the Peak Districts tourist hot spots a very interesting story to tell. It is known as the Plague village because in the 17th century when cases of the bubonic plague began to appear the villagers decided to isolate themselves from the outside world in order to prevent the disease from spreading. The sacrifice made by those people all those years ago has made the place famous.


Sutton Hoo, Suffolk: On the trail of the Anglo-Saxons

Sutton Hoo Burial Mounds. If we called it 'The Sutton Hoo Viking Burial' we'd probably double our visitor numbers," says Wainwright, laughing. "So in the end we decided to focus on the site, while doing a major PR job for the Anglo-Saxons." They also had to contend with the fact that most of the actual treasure – apart from a rotating selection of objects lent each year – resides in the British Museum.