The Shambles. The ancient street of the Butchers of York, mentioned in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror. It takes its name from the word 'Shamel' meaning the stalls or benches on which the meat was displayed - later versions of which can still be seen. It was rebuilt about 1400 when it assumed its present character. York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD. They called it Eboracum, a name perhaps derived from one used by the British tribes who inhabited the area. The Romans made it the capital of their Province of Britannia Inferior. At the end of Roman rule in 415 AD the settlement was taken over by the Angles and the city became known as Eoforwic. The city came to be the episcopal, and later, royal centre of the Kingdom of Northumbria. The Vikings captured the city in 866 AD, and for the period between 866 and the final incorporation of Northumbria into the Kingdom of England in 954, York is sometimes referred to by modern writers by its Scandinavianised form, Jórvík. The name in its modern form "York" was first used in the 13th century. Renowned for its Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage and wealth of attractions like and the iconic York Minster and JORVIK York is fast developing a flourishing cutting edge scene. Broaden your mind with a visit to world class museums like the National Railway Museum and with a host of magnificent events, entertaining guided walks and boat trips on the River Ouse, there is something to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink at a riverside stylish bar or in one of the many cities' heritage taverns. http://www.visityork.org/ .
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