One of the most culturally significant cities in Britain, York is an ancient walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouseand Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city is rich in cultural heritage and has been a major influence on the political development of the country throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city itself was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, although British tribes inhabited the area from much earlier and probably gave York its original name of Eboracum. Having been a capital until the Middle Ages, the Province of York remains one of two Church of England ecclesiastical provinces, along with Canterbury.
The second-largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, dominates York's city centre, which is also enclosed by the city's medieval walls, around which visitors will find a very popular walking route of about 3 miles around the site and moat of the 13th century castle.
Central York features a series of narrow pedestrian walkways named collectively, the Snickelways, which lead through the former market-places and narrow medieval shopping streets, lined with shops, some of which display interesting original features such as the old butches hooks that are still exactly where they'd been left hundreds of years ago.
The city has a wealth of museums, including the Castle Museum, JORVIK Viking Centre, the Richard III Museum, the medieval house Barley Hall, and the York Art Gallery. The National Railway Museum is also in York, and features the LNER 4468 Mallard and the famous 4472 Flying Scotsman.
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