This website is designed to be a brief and concise smartphone guide to accompany your visit to York England. In this guide we will explore the main attractions in York city centre and give you some insight into what they are and their historical purpose.
The city of York began its historical journey when the Romans constructed a fortress by the River Ouse, protected by Roman walls. At this time the settlement was known as Eboracum. However, as time progressed, the Vikings invaded establishing the settlement of Jorvik (pronounced Yorvik). Since then, the city has been occupied by the Normans, Georgians and Victorians. Therefore, York carries an enormous history which is reflected in its architecture.
York boasts the largest Gothic Cathedral in Europe and the most complete city walls in England.