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York. 28 th February – 1 st March 2013 Prepared by: Devora Ivanova / 11-a class R. Tsonchev High School of Tourism & Entrepreneurship ECOTOUR / LEONARDO DA VINCI Partnerships. in North Yorkshire, England a rich heritage a wealth of historic attractions

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York

28th February – 1st March 2013

Prepared by: Devora Ivanova / 11-a class

R. Tsonchev High School ofTourism & Entrepreneurship

ECOTOUR / LEONARDO DA VINCI Partnerships

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in North Yorkshire, England
  • a rich heritage
  • a wealth of historic attractions
  • a variety of cultural and sporting activities.
history of york
History of York
  • founded by the Romans in 71 AD
  • the capital of the Roman province Britannia Inferior
  • Middle Ages - a major wool trading centre
  • 19th century – a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre
  • the University of York and health services - major employers now
  • tourism - an important element of the local economy
geography
Geography
  • York –in a flat area of fertile arable land
  • the city was built at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss
  • prone to flooding from the River Ouse - walls along the Ouseand a liftable barrier across the River Foss 
must see atractions in york
Must-see atractions in York
  • York Minster
  • Clifford’s Tower
  • Railway Museum
  • Yorkshire Museum
york minster
York Minster
  • one of the largest cathedrals of its kind in Northern Europe.
  • the title "minster" is attributed to churches established in the Anglo-Saxon period as missionary teaching churches
clifford s tower
Clifford’s Tower
  • originally built by William the Conqueror
  • panoramic views from the top of the towerover the historic city of York
national railway museum
National Railway Museum
  • National Railway Museum - the story of the rail transport in Britain
  • home of the national collection of historically significant railway vehicles
yorkshire museum
Yorkshire Museum
  • home of the Cawood sword – the finest Viking sword ever found
  • four permanent collections - biology, geology, archaeology and 

astronomy