What is York?

  • (noun): The English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose.
    Synonyms: House of York

York

York ( i/ˈjɔrk/) 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 offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities.

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