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York is a history buff’s Mecca, as it’s jam-packed with historical buildings, artifacts, and museums. Even if history isn’t your strong point, it’s fascinating to have a walk through the streets and imagine the centuries long past.

York was established by the Romans in 71 A.D. Looking for a second capital of England after London, the Romans knew that York would be the perfect location, as it is situated at the point where the Ouse and Foss rivers meet. They thought the area would be impenetrable from attack, so they set about building a wall and laid claim to their settlement. Some of the original walls and structures are still standing, including the Multangular Tower, thought to have been built around 310 A.D. Today, only a two-hour train journey from London, York is a great place to visit all year round.

 

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