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York, UK - Overview

York is a historical city situated in the Yorkshire, England. The history of the city is expanded over 2000 years.  York was founded by Eboracum in 71 AD and it was made capital of the Britannia Inferior. The Roman Empire was governed from York. The city of York consists of Unitary Authority Area.

Archeological evidences indicate that the city has been inhabited in the 6000-7000 BC. In the Roman times, York was occupied by the tribes known as Brigantes.  The Ninth Legion conquered the Brigantes and constructed a fortified wall and fortress in the city. The fortress covered 60 acres of land and it provided the accommodations to more than 6000 soldiers.

In 1190, York served for the Jewish settlement. In the Tudor times, the city experienced a decline. In 1839, railway system was inaugurated in York, which led to the industrial development in the area.

York got the status of county in 1889. The city of York is governed by a mayor and 47 councilors.  There are three major political parties like Liberal Democrats, Conservative Party and Labour Party.

York as serve as a charming tourism spot. There are a number of attractions sights of internets in the city including York Art Gallery, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, National Railway Museum, St William's College and Clifford's Tower.

Tourisms spots of York have great attractions for the tourists from all over the world. Tourism is one of the major industries in York.

York also houses a number of fabulous theatres including Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Theatre Royal, Riding Lights Theatre Company and the Grand Opera House. These theatres host a number of musical programs and performances by the domestic artists and singers. The academy of Academy of St Olave's, St Margaret's and Walmgate hosts a number of competitions, broadcasts and live musical performances throughout the year.

Football, Rugby and horseracing are the popular sports of the city. York hosts a number of sporting events like horseracing, football matches and rugby tournaments every year.

Christianity is the fastest growing religion in York. 74% of the residents reported themselves as Christians. There is also a mosque and an Islamic center in York.

A number of transportation options are available for the Yorkers. York has a significant position for the transportation services including road transport, river transport, rail transport and air transport.

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  • adamYork, United Kingdom
    review by adam posted more then 30 days ago
    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 York Minster is the most prominent attraction of the town...
  • bicskaYork is a wonderful place
    review by bicska posted more then 30 days ago
    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 satisfaction. For example there is the a nice rivertrip on the...
  • bicskaDiscovering York
    review by bicska posted more then 30 days ago
    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...
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  • stargazerThe Cliffords Tower and Castle Museum
    travel tip by stargazer posted more then 30 days ago
    York is a beautiful walled city on the river Ouse, with Viking roots and archeology to explore in the Viking Centre, Tudor buildings overhanging cobbled streets, the Cliffords Tower and Castle Museum with its famous Victorian Street and...
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