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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

In 1349, half of the population of the large city was killed by the Black Plague.  Other outbreaks occurred in 1550, 1604, 1631, and 1645 and killed hundreds of people.  During the English Civil War, the city of York sided with the King.  Parliamentarian armies held the city under siege for three months in the springs of 1644 and on July 16, 1644, after the king was defeated, York surrendered. The outbreaks of plague stunted the city’s population growth and other circumstances led to a decline in the economy in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.  For instance, York’s out-of-the-way location caused much competition from cities to the... 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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