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Architectural Heritage
The Merchant Adventurers Guild Hall
© Courtesy of the Company of Merchant Adventurers
'A Mistery of Mercers' - York's commercial heritage

In the late medieval period, when Manchester and Birmingham were mere hamlets, it was the city of York that dominated trade outside of London. The Merchant Adventurers' Hall bears witness to York's strategic and financial importance during the period. Though the city's economy has since shifted towards confectionary and tourism, the Hall reminds us that York was once the second most important business centre in England.

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