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York Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryVoted European Tourism City in 2007, York’s attraction is its long and variegated history, with an impressive amount of surviving elements. The Roman city of Eboricum still features in the ‘Ebor’ signature of the Archbishop of York – second in primacy only to Canterbury. The Danish invasion and settlement turned this to Jórvík and the Jórvík Viking Centre is a fascinating interactive visit to 8th century life. In medieval times, following the Norman Conquest York became an important wool trading town and the ‘Snickelways’ tangle of backstreets includes the wonderfully-preserved ‘Shambles’, named for the butchers’ shops there. York was the White Rose side in the Wars of the Roses, still constantly alluded to in Yorkshire-Lancashire antagonism 600 years later. York Minster is arguably the most beautiful of all the great cathedrals with its wondrous Rose window; it was brilliantly restored after the fire of 1984. If you tire of history, the city is fringed by wonderful countryside – the Yorkshire Moors and Wolds, and the Pennines.
 

360 Tour of Stonegate by Ye Olde Starre Inn


United Kingdom Facts

National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbritain.com/



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