Blog Posts for York
York is a city with a rich history. The Romans made it their capital of the north and called it Eboracum; however, by the time William of Normandy conquered England in 1066, York had become little more than an armed camp on the banks of the River Ouse. When in 1068, William the Conqueror built a castle in York from stone from local limestone quarries (which partially still stands today), he transformed York into one of Europe’s most splendid medieval cities. Today's residents enjoy all that heritage has to offer - cobbled streets and narrow alleys winding between centuries-old buildings that house shops and pubs, art galleries and museums.
York is also home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England, York Minster. Construction of the present building began in 1220 and continued for more than 250 years; it was finally completed in 1472. The central tower is the tallest in England, at 235 feet (71 meters), and houses one of the world’s largest working astronomical clocks. York is a small city steeped in history and definitely worth a visit.