Best of British
Focus on York
York is a city in the North of England with a population of 180,000. It was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, and in the Middle Ages grew as a major wool trading centre. It was an important river port, as it lies at the confluence of two navigable rivers.
The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, its walled city centre being designated a conservation area in 1968. It boasts thirty-three active Anglican churches, most of which date from the medieval period.
The city’s Cathedral, York Minster, is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe and is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England. http://ow.ly/i/udcSA