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  • The Cliffords Tower and Castle Museum
    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 the [...]
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York History

In 71 A.D., the Romans invaded northern England.  This part of England, which now houses York, UK, was much uncivilized before that time.  After they conquered northern England, the Romans built a fort near the Ouse and Floss rivers.  They named the fort Eboracum, which came from a Celtic phrase meaning “the place with yew trees.”  Over the next one hundred years, a thriving little village sprang up near the fort.  By the early 200’s A.D., the village had turned into a walled town.  Large houses with mosaic floors graced the area and buildings, such as baths, were open to the public.  This grandeur only lasted until the Roman [...]

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