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York

刊登日期: 2013.06.23
作者: Rosanne Li  

 

 

 Situated in North Yorkshire, York is the second most visited city in England. It attracted a lot of visitors because of its historic(歷史上有重大意義的)buildings and its long history, which can be dated back to 71 AD. York was founded(創立)by the Romans in 71 AD and was captured by the Vikings in 866 AD. It also witnessed a lot of wars and battles during the Stuart and Tudor times. No wonder King George VI once said, “The history of York is the history of England.” 

When I was visiting York last September, I visited the York Minister, which is the largest gothic(哥德式)cathedral in England. I also visited Clifford's Tower, which is also known as the York Castle. In 1190, The Jews hid there to escape from the riot(暴亂)against them. It was later used as a prison. 

The city centre of York is surrounded by medieval city walls, which encompasses some parts of the Roman Fortress and some Norman and medieval work. I took a relaxing walk around the city walls, wondering how life was like in medieval York. 

My favourite place in York is the Shambles, which is the narrowest street in the city. It really looks like Diagon Alley in Harry Potter! It was originally occupied by butchers, but now you can find a lot of shops, tearooms and boutiques there. 

Although York is a small city, there is plenty to see and experience in this medieval city! 

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