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York

York is an important city in Northern England. Centennial tea houses, gorgeous buildings of York Minster, and story-filled but child-friendly butchery streets are all must-visit points.

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Background
Attractions
Activities
Cuisines
Transport
Tips & Tricks

Background

York's historical origins go back to the Roman Empire. During the Roman Empire, York was the largest and most important Roman town and barracks in northern England. At that time, the Romans called York Eboracum, which may mean Yew. In the 3rd century AD, the Romans built stone walls and built bathhouses, showing their important status.

York's geographical position was conducive to trade. The Vikings established York as the capital of the new Viking kingdom. At that time, it was mainly made of iron, ceramics and wool. In 1066 AD, during the Normans' administration, trade and the textile industry prospered, and York became more and more prosperous.

In recent years, the government has actively promoted sightseeing in York. The well-preserved ancient city walls, medieval butcher streets and York Minster are all precious cultural heritages of York.

Attractions

York City Walls

From York Railway Station, you can see the York City Wall, which is surrounded by the city center. It has a total length of about 3.4 kilometers and has four main gates. It is one of the longest and most preserved walls in the UK. It takes about 2 hours to complete the journey.

The wall was first built by The Romans, and the Vikings invaded and added wooden fences to the walls. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the Normans changed the fence from wooden to stone, which is ours. Now see the wall.

York: York City Walls
York York: York Minster

York Minster

York Minster is considered one of the finest churches in Europe. The history dates back to the time of The Saxon in 627 AD; the current church is a Gothic building built by The Normans. The project lasted from 1220 to 1472 and lasted for more than 250 years. The largest church in the UK at the time. The medieval stained glass in the church is striking; if you climb the tower, you will have a view of the city at the highest point in the centre of York, and you will have to walk through 275 steps.

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday | 9:00-16:30
Sunday | 12:45-17:30

Ticket fare
Adult £11.50|Student £9
The price of the tower is £5 per person (limited to 8 years old)

Clifford's Tower

Clifford Tower is part of the remains of York Castle. It was first built by King William I to suppress the rebels in the north, and after two fires, it was finally rebuilt under the reign of King Henry III. If you can overlook the panoramic view of York from the top of the tower, you can see the importance of strategy.

Opening hours
November to March 10:00-16:00

Ticket fare
Adult £5.7|Student, Seniors £5.1|Children £3.4

Detailed opening hours and ticket fees, click here toOfficial websiteInquire

York: Clifford's Tower

Activities

Christmas event

After entering November, the whole Britain is filled with the atmosphere of the festival. There are also many related activities in York. What is different is that York continues the beauty of the Middle Ages. When the Christmas lights and food and wine vendors gather on the streets, the atmosphere Warm and retro. York is also known as the best city to experience the Christmas atmosphere.

York York Christmas

York Viking Festival

The history of York is closely related to the Virgin. York’s Viking Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year to the York Grand Prix. The event is held every February and is the largest “pirate festival” in Europe. It is also a commemoration of the "JOLOBLOT" ceremony that the Vikings used to hold in February, sending away the traditional celebrations of winter and spring.

Cuisines

Yorkshire Pudding

Traditional cuisine with historical records since the 1700s. The outer layer of the Yorkshire pudding is crispy and soft inside, and is served in the Sunday Roast with gravy and grilled meat. The Yorkshire pudding was originally from North England, but there is no historical evidence to prove its relationship with Yorkshire.

Traditional cuisine Yorkshire pudding
York: Betty & #039; s Cafe Tea Rooms

Betty's Tea Room

Bettys Cafe Tea Room has been around for nearly a century. The founder is from Switzerland. He has a superb bread-making skills and came to Britain to start another chapter of his life. In 1919, he came to Harrogate, Yorkshire, and opened the first Betty Tea House. Betty's Tea House now has multiple branches.

Harrogate shop
1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2QU
York City Store
6-8 St. Helen's Square, York YO1 8QP

Transport

York: York Station

train

From London King's Cross Station (King & #8217; s Cross Station) to York Railway Station, about 2 hours drive. From Edinburgh Waverley Station to York Railway Station, about 2.5 hours drive. Walk to Yorktown from York Railway Station, about 10 minutes away.

Tips & Tricks

Hey Harry Potter fans! Super like a street in a diagonal lane

The Shambles, named after the many meat shops on both sides of the street, is one of the most preserved Middle Century streets in the UK; it is also considered to be the corner of the movie "Harry Potter" ( Diagon Alley) is the source of inspiration. Is it like a place where magicians buy magic books and props? .

York: The Shambles

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