York was my last stop on my very short stay in Yorkshire. I was told that I hadn't even seen 1/10 of what Yorkshire had to offer. I hope to return to see it all. The City of York, is located where the Ouse and Foss rivers meet, it is the cathedral city of the archbishop of York and was historically the ecclesiastical capital of northern England. It was also the seat of the former county of Yorkshire.
As much of the region changed hands, York was no exception. It was a Celtic, then Roman, settlement. Constantine I was proclaimed Roman emperor there in 306 AD. Later, it was ruled by Danes, then Normans. During the Middle Ages it was a prosperous wool-trading town and the site of the performance of the York plays. It has a manufacturing economy and a tourist industry due to its medieval sites.
At the bottom of the steet, part of York's wall is visible. A walk around these walls will take you through 1900 years of history! First built in Roman times, they have been added to and rebuilt over time - so that different parts date from different centuries. King George VI once said, "The history of York is the history of England." These walls are among the longest and best-preserved walls in England.