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York Guide

The ancient city of York, located at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, is the traditional capital of Yorkshire.

This popular city attracts nearly 4 million visitors a year with major tourist attractions such as York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, the Shambles, Cliffords Tower, and the National Railway Museum.

York is famous for spanning most of the major episodes in English history and this prompted King George VI to state that "The history of York is the history of England". Book a York Hotel.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest Gothic cathedral in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. The origins of the building date back to the 13th century and it includes 128 beautiful stained glass windows, some of which are Medieval in age.

The Rose Window, which celebrates the union of York and Lancaster after the War of the Roses, and the Five Sisters Window are of particular interest.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Viking City of Jorvik was discovered by an archaeological dig carried out in the Coppergate area of the city between 1976 and 1981.

The Jorvik Viking Centre was built on the site and allows a visitor to discover what life was really like in the city over 1000 years ago by journeying through a reconstruction of actual Viking-Age streets. The tour includes sights, sounds and even the smells of the time!

National Railway Museum

The largest railway museum in Europe includes more than 40 locomotives as well as millions of artifacts and related memorabilia. The National Railway Museum has an excellent selection of hands-on exhibits, art and photographs. There's also a restaurant, café and gift shop for visitors on-site.

History of York

York came to prominence during the Roman era when a permanent fortress called Eboracumin was established in AD71. Eboracumin was the largest military garrison in the North covering some 50 acres and housing 6000 soldiers... read more.

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