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Historical interest: York

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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 own guild.

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

Black Bull

Elmbank Hotel

Ramada Jarvis Abbey Park

Holgate Hill Hotel

York Pavilion Hotel

York Moat House

The Queens Hotel

Monkbar Hotel

Novotel York

Heworth Court Hotel

Kilima Hotel

York Marriott Hotel

Ramada Jarvis York

The Grange Hotel

Hilton York

Aldwark Manor

Travelodge York Central

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