York (United Kingdom)

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. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination for millions.

The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.

In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre. In recent decades, the economy of York has moved from being dominated by its confectionery and railway-related industries to one that provides services. The University of York and health services have become major employers, whilst tourism has become an important element of the local economy.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Lincoln (United Kingdom) (88 km), Chatsworth House (88 km), Manchester (United Kingdom) (93 km), Blackpool (United Kingdom) (130 km), Liverpool (United Kingdom) (140 km), Alnwick Castle (167 km), Llangollen (United Kingdom) (177 km), Warwick Castle (190 km), Stratford-upon-Avon (United Kingdom) (201 km), Ludlow Castle (208 km), Cambridge (United Kingdom) (211 km), Audley End House (232 km), Waddesdon Manor (235 km), Blenheim Palace (236 km), Oxford (United Kingdom) (246 km), St Albans (United Kingdom) (250 km), Hatfield House (251 km), New Lanark (257 km), Hughenden Manor (258 km), Edinburgh (Scotland) (260 km)

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