York, located in the northeast of England, is a city in North Yorkshire, belonging to the Yorkshire-Humber region and has the status of a municipality. Located at the confluence of the Forth River and the Ouse River, it is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in the UK, with places of interest such as York Minster.
York, with a long history of nearly 2,000 years, was once the capital of northern England, equivalent to today's London. In 2018, it was rated as the most livable city in the UK, and in 2019, it was rated as the world's safest city, the world's top ten best ancient city walls, and the city with the second largest tourist population after London. It was also named the best tourist city in the UK in 2019 by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.
York is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in the UK and has deep roots with the Roman Empire and the Vikings. Its history can be traced back to AD 71. It was the capital of Lower Britain in Rome, and its rich historical assets have driven York's tourism industry.
York has as many as two million visitors every year, is the most visited city in England outside London, and is also famous for its chocolate industry and York University. Butcher Row is the oldest preserved medieval street in Britain to date. The street dates back to the 14th century and was once famous for selling livestock and meat. Today, this well-preserved medieval street has been given a new meaning by the Harry Potter movies, and the "Diagonal Alley" in the movie was shot here.