The Romans knew it as Eboracum. The Saxons called it Eoforwick. The Vikings, who invaded it but then stayed as settlers, named it Jorvik. Today, we call it York and it’s one of the most historic and beautiful cities in the UK, renounced for its rich history and culture. The stunning York Minster’s medieval architecture, magnificent Georgian townhouses, Tudor streets and Victorian railway station all also help to form its eclectic and vibrant historical heritage. Our boutique hotel in York thought we’d share some of York’s fascinating history to help you get to know our home a little better.