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The Gloucestershire city of Gloucester as a number of medieval and Tudor period gabled and half timbered houses which date back to Gloucester's early history. An example of a public house from this period, and the only remaining example in the city, is The New Inn in Northgate Street. The building was constructed in 1450 by John Twyning.
The city also hosts the annual Three Choirs Festival every third year. The festival dates back to the eighteenth century and is one of the oldest music festivals in the United Kingdom. Gloucester hosts the festival with the cities of Hereford and Worcester and is next to host the festival in 2016. Other festivals held in the city include the annual Gloucester International Rhythm and Blues Festival which takes place at the end of July. There is also the Gloucester International Cajun and Zydeco Festival and the Medieval Fayre which is held every summer.
The Guildhall is the city's main theatre and hosts a large number of events including live music, dance performances, a cinema, bar, and art gallery. The main museum in the City is the Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery.
The city of York in North Yorkshire is a flourishing city with long and interesting history and is only two hours by train from London. The city is known around the world for its exquisite architecture, its many cobbled streets and of course the iconic York Minster. For a slightly different perspective on the city why not visit The York Army Museum which explores the history of two of Yorkshire's famous regiments, the Royal Dragoon Guards and the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire. The museum has over eighty showcases displaying military artifacts collected over 300 years. Alternatively, for a more relaxing and contemplative experience visit the nearby 12th century Rievaulx Abbey located in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The Abbey became one of England's wealthiest monasteries before its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1538. There is an indoor interactive museum and the Work of God and Man exhibition which shows how religion mixed with business in the lives of the monks. Whilst at the Abbey there are plenty of walking and cycling routes to enjoy the spectacular scenery.