York is a cathedral city situated in Yorkshire just south of the North York Moors with a population of over 200,000 in the city district. York is one of the most historic cities in England, founded by Romans in 71 AD it has passed through the hands of Saxons, Vikings and Normans since then. King George VI once famously said that ‘the history of York is the history of England.’
To visit York is to see this rich history at every turn. The city walls that were built by the Romans surround the city to this day and countless historical attractions like York Minster and the shambles (a medieval street that was the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films) all attract a huge number of tourists every year.
Tourism is one of York’s most profitable industries with 8.4 million visitors flocking to the picturesque city every year. In 2018, York was the second most visited city in the UK behind London which is unsurprising given that York has the highest number of attractions per square mile of any UK city!
As well as an abundance of tourist attractions, York has plenty to offer in the way of shopping from high-street brands in the Coppergate Shopping Centre to a host of boutique and artisanal shops dotted around the cobbled streets of the city centre. There is also the Shambles Market which hosts over 70 independent sellers and won the ‘Best Outdoor Market’ category at the 2022 Great British Market Awards.
York is also home to two universities that have a combined student population of nearly 20,000.
York is a vibrant and historic city with a large student contingent and a huge intake of tourists every year making it a perfect city to advertise your business.
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