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In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre. In recent decades, the economy of York has moved from being dominated by its confectionery and railway-related industries to one that provides services. The University of York and health services have become major employers, whilst tourism has become an important element of the local economy. We have probably the widest selection of Pictures and prints of York available online
York has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination for millions. Buy Pictures of York to remind you of your wondeful visit
With the emergence of tourism, the historic core of York became one of the city's major assets, and in 1968 it was designated a conservation area.
The existing tourist attractions were supplemented by the establishment of the National Railway Museum in York in 1975and the Jorvik Viking Centre in 1984. The opening of the University of York in 1963 added to the prosperity of the city. York pictures by some of the regions top artists are available on line.
York was voted European Tourism City of the Year by European Cities Marketing in June 2007 beating 130 other European cities to gain first place, surpassing Gothenburg in Sweden (second) and Valencia in Spain. York was also voted safest place to visit in the 2010 conde nast readers traveller awards