Thursday, July 16, 2009

Visit to Clifford Tower in York, England

I had the chance to visit York in England last year. You can also see in the photo the Clifford Tower in York. It is one of its landmark. We just go around York last time with a friend who is also my "kababayan" or home mate back in the Philippines. Keep reading below for some info about York...I really have to bid goodbye for now!

York (pronounced /ˈjɔrk/ is a former walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence.

The city was founded and named Eboracum in 71 AD by the Romans who made it the capital of their Province of Britannia Inferior.[4] At the end of Roman rule in 415 AD the settlement was taken over by the Angles and the city was renamed Eoforwic. It served as the capital of the Anglian Kingdom of Northumbria. When the Vikings captured the city in 866 AD they renamed it Jórvík and it became the capital of a wider kingdom of the same name covering much of Northern England. After the Norman Conquest, the name "York", which was first used in the 13th century, gradually evolved. In the Middle Ages York grew as a major wool trading centre and the ecclesiastical capital of the northern province of England. The Province of York is still one of the two Church of England ecclesiastical provinces, alongside that of Canterbury.

The 19th century saw York, under the influence of George Hudson, become an important hub of the railway network and a manufacturing centre. In recent decades the economy of York has moved from being dominated by its confectionary and railway related industries to being a provider of services, with the University of York and health services being major employers. Tourism also boosts the local economy because the city offers a wealth of historic attractions and cultural activities.

From 1996, the term City of York describes a unitary authority area which includes rural areas beyond the old city boundaries. In 2001 the urban area had a population of 137,505, while in 2007 the entire unitary authority had an estimated population of 193,300.


Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so a beautiful place !! Really loved the photos and the history too is fantastic !! This is simply great..Thanks for sharing some unseen places..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Anonymous said...

I appreciate you information you gave us. it's very useful for whom travel York City

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