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Discovering York, United Kingdom

 
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added on 23rd of May, 2009

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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York History

Later in the 9th century, life in Eofer’s Wic took a large turn.  Northern England was invaded and conquered by Vikings in 866.  They made the town the capital city of their new kingdom and altered the name slightly to Jorvik.  Under Viking rule, York grew and progressed rapidly.  Danish York had been around for less than 200 years when England was conquered by the Normans and King William took control of York.  The history of the next 200 years is quite bloody.  In 1069, the citizens of northern England revolted against the Normans.  They massacred all of the soldiers stationed in York.  William regained control of the city and had... Read more »

 
 
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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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