EXPLORE YORK HISTORY

York is one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities. The Romans knew it as Eboracum. To the Saxons it was Eoforwick. The Vikings – who came as invaders but stayed on in settlements – called it Jorvik. Its more recent history also characterises the city – its Minister and medieval architecture, its Georgian town houses and its wonderful Victorian railway station.

  • Roman York

    Constantine

    The history of York can be traced back as far as the Romans who landed in Britain, marched to the city we now know as York and camped some 5000 soldiers here in the year AD 71.

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  • Viking York

    History of York With The Vikings (Read More)
  • The Middle Ages

    The Colosseum in Rome

    The Roman era saw many magnificent buildings built with some that still stand today as testament to the talents of Roman architects and builders.

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WHAT TO SEE IN YORK

  • York Minster Cathedral

    York Minster Cathedral

    York Minster is perhaps one of the best known cathedrals in the UK, while it is certainly one of the most majestic being the largest of its type in all of Europe.

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  • The Shambles

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  • York City Walls

    York City Walls

    The ancient city walls of York are the best preserved example of medieval walls in England. Walking the walls gives visitors a unique view of the city and takes up to two hours to complete.

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