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York, North Yorkshire, England


York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England, and is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name.


York is a remarkably well-preserved medieval city, and a centre for shopping, culture, arts, and entertainment. Be sure to visit The Shambles, a street of traditional timber-framed buildings dating back to the 14th century, and of course, the magnificent York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.

York has a rather unusual history: back in the 9th century, it was the capital of a Viking territory. It was called Jorvik by the Scandinavians, and today the Jorvik Viking Centre tells the story of the city during that time. Learn about the Vikings and what life was like in the city hundreds of years ago, through sights, sounds and even smells…

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