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Land's End to John o' Groats on World Walking.
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The city has a rich heritage stretching back 2,000 years.
The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. In 866 AD York was captured by the Vikings and was named Jórvík. Today, you can trace the city’s Viking history at the Jorvik Viking Centre, one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK.
York's medieval walls are the most complete in England.
York’s most famous landmark is the 13th century York Minster. Other attractions include the Snickelways and The Shambles, a narrow medieval street with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back to the 14th century.