Discovering York, United Kingdom
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The UK's favourite city, where a weekend is never enough, when I was there a few times, I think is the most beautiful city in North Yorkshire.
If you are looking for a cultural getaway or romantic weekend break then visit York and be inspired. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster, York is fast developing a flourishing, cutting-edge scene. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.
A city of contrasts and exciting discoveries, York is a place where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets with the unexpected. Broaden your mind with a visit to world class museums or a variety of festivals held throughout the year catering for all ages and interests.
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The history of York during the 5th and 6th centuries is a little obscure but what is known is that by the early to mid 7th century the town may have begun to grow again under Saxon rule. In 627 A.D. York became a Bishop’s seat and a cathedral was built. It is also possible that a palace was built there for the local king. By the middle of the 9th century, York had completely revived because its position on the river made it an ideal location for trade. Even though it was probably smaller than it had been under Roman rule, the town was thriving. It is said that the Saxons named the town Eofer’s Wic which meant “Eofer’s trading... Read more »
Recent reviews for York
York is a wonderful place - Aug 29, 2009, by bicska
York is a beatuful, lovely place in the middle of Yorkshire. Most people are going there only to see the famous Yorkminster Abbey, which is really fantastic and you must see if you'll visit York, but that city could give much more... Read more »
York, United Kingdom - Feb 4, 2015, by adam
York, which is a halfway point between London and Edinburgh, is one of Englands most famous historical town. It is a beautiful place with appealing architecture and rich heritage which makes the destination an ideal tourist attraction. The... Read more »
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