With Roman origins, Viking successes, a stunning Norman Cathedral, and its Georgian gorgeousness, a visit to York is a journey through layers of history.
“The extraordinary thing about York is that it’s like an enormous trifle,” said British TV presenter and author Tony Robinson on a visit to the city for Channel 4’s Time Team archeology programme. “Wherever you dig, you discover amazing layers of history. You can find the jelly of the Vikings, the sponge of the Middle Ages and the maraschino cherry of the Romans!”
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