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Historical interest: York
York's turbulent history can be traced back nearly 2,000 years. It begins in
earnest in AD71 when the Romans, at the height of their powers, conquered the
Celtic tribes known as the Brigantes and founded Eboracum which, by the fourth
century, was the capital of lower Britain. In the 7th century, known as Eoferwic,
it was the chief city of the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin of Northumbria and, two
centuries later as Jorvik, it became an important trading centre for the Vikings.
The city was ravaged by William the Conqueror during the 11th century; however,
in time York began to prosper. The Minster was rebuilt, and soon there were
over forty parish churches, an abbey, priories, friaries and religious hospitals.
York was once again becoming a profitable port and centre of trade, particularly
in wool. In fact, King Henry I granted the merchants and craftsmen the city's
first Charter, confirming their trading rights both in England and in Europe.
By the Middle Ages, over a hundred crafts were being practised, each with its
During the 16th and 17th centuries Tudor and Stuart kings were among its visitors,
and the city was gradually dominated by the local aristocracy and gentry. While
trade and manufacturing were in decline, York's role as the social and cultural
centre for wealthy northerners was on the rise. In fact, during Georgian times
it was the social capital of the north.
In the 19th century, with the coming of the railway, its industrial future
was assured. During that time there was a rapid rise in the building of new
churches, public buildings, banks, offices, schools and colleges.
With the escalation of tourism in England it soon became clear that ancient
York was the city's major asset, and in 1968 the entire historic core of York
was designated a conservation area.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Quality Hotel York
Travelodge York Tadcaster
Knavesmire Manor Hotel
Ramada Encore York
Holiday Inn York
Le Meridien York
Ramada Jarvis Abbey Park
Holgate Hill Hotel
York Pavilion Hotel
York Moat House
The Queens Hotel
Heworth Court Hotel
York Marriott Hotel
Ramada Jarvis York
The Grange Hotel
Travelodge York Central
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