Yilin - A Trip to the City of York

York is a beautiful city located between the River Ouse and River Foss. The history of York can be traced back to the period of Roman Empire in 71 AD. One of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, York Minister, is the fortress of Roman in the early stage. The city was then ruled by the Anglos, Danes and Normans. It became a important city in the coming period and has known for its famous historical landmarks like York Minister, Shamble Street and the city walls.

Many cities in the UK, like Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow, are very modern and fashion. However, York is a city full of traditional British style compare to the cities mentioned above. The stone wall which build in the middle age stands around the whole city. One can walk through it and have a good view of the city. In addition, the Shamble Street keeps many middle-aged styles especially in the evening, and it is regarded as the prototype of Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter film series, which has attracted thousands of tourists and fans from all over the world.

York is also the transportation hub and center in the middle of the Great Britain. It has the longest railway in the UK, and it is also an important station connecting London and Edinburgh, which takes only 2 hours to these two places. You can travel to almost every big city conveniently from York. It is a brilliant city that one should never miss while living in the UK.

York Minster
York Minster
The stone wall which surrounds York
The stone wall which surrounds York
Shamble Street, York
Shamble Street, York