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Welcome to the historic county town where the rivers Ouse and Foss collide. Millions of visitors can testify York has a rich and fascinating cultural and sporting life, York Minster being the most eminent. Our Minibus hire York service is the cheapest and most reliable around, so call today on 01904 204452
Founded by the Romans in AD 71 as ‘Eboracum’, York became – and still is – the capital in the north of the Church of England. In Medieval times York was a major centre of commerce (wool), though in the 19th century it prospered through sweet manufacture and was a centre for railway travel. This century York has moved to a more service-based economy i.e. health provision and tourism, as well as boasting a world class university.
We provide Coach hire in York and the surrounding areas. Archaeologists believe Mesolithic people were living around York up to 1400 years ago – possibly settled permanently. You and your friends/family find history compelling? Why not hire a coach and investigate – York Minster is a must-see? Why? Read on!
When the Romans first invaded Britain the tribe occupying the York region was called the ‘Brigantes’. This area was held as a client state of the Romans, but later, when the Brigantes became more rebellious, the 9th Legion was sent across the Humber to subdue them.
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They beat the Brigantes in battle and built a fortress above the River Ouse close to its meeting place with the River Foss. The wooden fortress – later rebuilt in stone by the 6th Legion – slept 6,000 soldiers. Even with larger parties, our 12 seater minibus hire York service is ideal. Excavations under the foundations of the York Minster itself have shown the headquarters or ‘Principia’ are beneath, complete with Roman columns.
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Do you lead a group? -a class? a choir? a club? Take your tribe to ‘Eboracum’ (Roman name for York.) Check out our safe, affordable, convenient minibus hire east yorkshire travel, call today on 01904 204452 Follow in the footsteps of Emperors i.e. Hadrian and Septimius Severus (no, not a Harry Potter character) who made York capital of the Roman province ‘Brittannia Inferior’ and is thought to have awarded it city privileges and status as a Roman ‘colonia’.
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Constantine the First died in York and his son was declared Emperor by the troops. In 311 AD the bishop of York was sent to Arles in France representing York Christians. By 400 AD York, situated between 2 rivers as it is, was enduring floods – though the Roman ‘colonia’ and fortress were safer on high ground. King Edwin of Northumberland made York his principal city in the 7th century. The Venerable Bede tells us the first wooden minster church was built for Edwin’s baptism.
The current St. Peter’s school in York was established in 627 AD by Alcuin of York who was a chief advisor to Charlemagne. In the 9th century the Vikings arrived! They made York a major trading port. Eric Bloodaxe ruled an independent ‘Jorvik’ but was unseated by King Eadred as part of the process of finally bringing England together as a unified country.
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The Norman Conquest – as everybody knows – was in 1066 – but just 2 years later the people of York led a rebellion. William the Conqueror, however, suppressed the uprising with brutal efficiency. Looking for the best coach companies in north yorkshire? Let us help you get the best out of God’s own county. William’s infamous ‘Harrying of the North’ took place at this time and involved the laying waste of a large area between York and Durham.
In 1080 approximately Archbishop Thomas began building the stone cathedral that was to become the minster that now stands on this site. 1190 – a slaughtering of Jewish people took place in York Castle, the death toll numbering a minimum of 150 but possibly as high as 500.
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York had and has a huge advantage in developing trade because of its closeness to the Great North Road. King John’s charter in 1212 guaranteed York’s right to trade throughout England and Europe. He waged war on Scotland from his base in York. Let our private minibus hire York service get you where you and your group needs to be.
This great city became increasingly more self-governing and independent of government helped by a charter from Richard the Second in 1396.
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