St. Sampson's is the only church in the country dedicated to the legendary Archbishop of York who was supposedly installed by King Arthur's uncle, Ambrosius Aurelianus, after repelling a force of Saxon invaders in AD 466. The building appears to have originally been built into the wall of the old Roman city. Part of an early 11th century cross shaft, found in the area, certainly helps to prove its ancient origins.
The square is a popular meeting place, with pavement cafes, hot dogs, ice cream and pubs all on hand.
Pictured here on a sunny day in May 2008.
York Shopping. Great traffic free streets - loads of shops, lots of opportunities to stop for refreshment! Antique and book dealers, specialty crafts shops, themed markets, elegant boutiques and all the high street mainstream shops. Bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants - all within a compact city centre.You are never more than a few minutes away from gardens, green spaces, tearooms, shady squares or riverside bars, shopping in York is always and enjoyable, civilized and unique experience.
Where else could you find such a fantastic range of unique independent and designer shops so perfectly intertwined with magnificent attractions, pedestrianised streets and peaceful havens?
The City of York boasts an amazing range of boutiques and beauty salons, shops and spas throughout this vibrant historic city.
You are viewing panorama No.51 (St Sampsons Square, York), one of 134 Virtual Reality 360 degree views of York.
Map of York showing the location of St Sampsons Square, York at Latitude 53.95955 / Longitude -1.08206.
We have visited York on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:49:34 +0100, although the photography may have been obtained on an earlier date.
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