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Yorkshire / ˈjɔːkʃə / is a historic county in the North of England, the largest in the United Kingdom with an area of 15,000 km² and a population of about five million.
Several reorganizations of the English local administration, and especially that of 1974, have made Yorkshire no longer have any legal or administrative existence, although the inhabitants of this region still have a particular affection for it, and many of them continue calling themselves same 'Yorkshireman / Yorkshirewoman'. The famous Yorkshire Cricket Club still exists.
The name of Yorkshire (i.e., shire or York County) persists in the names of three new counties, created in 1974, namely: North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire. Since the administration by county councils was abolished in 1986, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire have officially been called metropolitan districts and are part of the Yorkshire and the Humber region, a region originally called Yorkshire and Humberside and included the counties of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside. With the reform of 1986 Humberside was subdivided, the counties of West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire were abolished and York was differentiated from North Yorkshire. Hence, this new administrative subdivision with new denominations emerged. However, the old ones continue to be used occasionally in both colloquial use, and particularly for ceremonial purposes, where they are designated as counties (ceremonial county).
The county symbol is a white rose, originally the symbol of the House of York.
There is also the district The East Riding of Yorkshire - "Riding" is a modern version of the ancient word "thirding" (in the Middle Ages Yorkshire was divided into three parts, "thirds") - and the region "Yorkshire and the Humber" - "The Humber" is the estuary that separates Yorkshire from Lincolnshire.
In 2010, new resolutions on administrative reorganization have been adopted that will affect the area, which are still in the transition phase.
Important cities in this region include: Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Hull and, logically, York.
As for its geography, the Yorkshire Wolds, Yorkshire Dales, and North Yorkshire Moors stand out.
As a music scene, it bore fruit to many artists at different times, both soloists and groups: Joe Cocker, Bill Nelson, Saxon, Billy Currie, ABC, The Housemartins, The Cult, The Sisters Of Mercy, New Model Army, Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League, Heaven 17, They Must Be Russians, Bring Me the Horizon, Def Leppard, Soft Cell, Pulp, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, etc. Howard Devoto resided there in his childhood and youth, before being part of the punk and new wave scene.
Another important county group is Chumbawamba, an anarcopunk band.
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Converted Grade II Duplex Apt in the Heart of York
Our selection of Hotels in Yorkshire
Lil's On The Waterfront ★★★
Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre
The Queens Hotel
Golden Fleece York
York is a historic fortress city in northern Yorkshire, England, the county of which it is the capital. The Ouse and Foss rivers converge in this city. The city has played an important role in its 2000 years of history.
The city was founded as Eboracum in the year 71 AD. C. by the Romans and made it one of the two capitals of the Roman Britania. During that period, great figures were associated with this city, such as Constantine the Great. The entire Roman Empire was ruled from York by Septimius Severus for a period of two years.
Later the Anglos would arrive. The city was called Eoferwic and became the capital of the Kingdom of Northumbria. The Vikings took the city at 866, renaming it Jórvic (where the current name comes from). During this period of Norman rule it was the capital of the kingdom of the same name, dominating much more than the north of England. Around the year 1000 it was definitely called York.
Ricardo II wanted to make York the capital of England, but was deposed earlier. After the war of the Two Roses, York lodged the council of the north, and was considered the capital of the north. It would only last a decade, that of 1660, by the decline of the city. However, York was the capital of Yorkshire County, to which he lent his name. The province of York is one of the two provinces of the Anglican church, along with that of Canterbury.
Since 1996, the term of the city of York describes a unitary authority that includes rural areas beyond the old city limits. The urban area has a population of 137,505 inhabitants, while the whole comprises about 184,900 people. Currently, the old town is an important tourist destination, which attracts visitors from all over the world.
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2 Clementhope, Maltings
Period property nr Bishy Rd&races, sleeps up to 6!
Charming & Trendy base for 5, nr Bishopthorpe Rd
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Holiday Inn York City Centre ★★★★
Hilton York ★★★★new
Wheatlands Lodge Hotel
King's Manor is a Grade I protected building in the city of York, England, and is part of the University of York.
King's Manor was originally built to be the home of the abbots of the Abbey of Santa Maria (York). The abbots' house probably occupied this place since the eleventh century, but the oldest remains belong to the fifteenth century. When the abbey was dissolved in 1539, Henry VIII gave order to become the seat of the Council of the North. He had this role until the Council was abolished in 1641. After the Civil War, the building was rented to private tenants until the 19th century, when it was handed over to the Yorkshire School for the Blind, which expanded the building. The Chief's house, which now houses the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of York, was built in 1900
After the transfer of the School of the Blind in 1958, King's Manor was acquired by the City Council of York, who leased it to the University in 1963. The University later moved to the Heslington Campus, but still maintains King's Manor, for its Department of Archeology, the Center for Medieval Studies, and the Center for Studies of the 18th century. King's Manor students can choose to stay in the University rooms on campus, or in one of the University residences that are off campus, such as Walmgate or Constantine House.
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Bootham Retreat- Superb City Centre Hideaway
Churchill Two Bedroom Apartments
Gillygate Boutique Apartment
10 Stonegate Court
Our selection of Hotels in King's Manor
The White Horse ★★★
Lamb & Lion Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western ★★★★
Dean Court Hotel; BW Premier Collection ★★★★
York Museum Gardens
The York Museum Gardens in English: York Museum Gardens is a botanical garden in the center of York, England. It covers an area of 10 acres (4 hectares) on the grounds occupied by St. Mary's Abbey, and together with the Yorkshire Museum, these gardens were created during the 1830s by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.
They are subsidized by the City Council of the city of York and administered by the York Museums Trust. These gardens were designed by landscape architect Sir John Murray Naysmith in "gardenesque" style, and house a variety of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and birds.
Its international recognition code as a botanical institution, as well as the acronym of its herbarium is YRK.