York Jewish History Trail

Jewish people first came to Britain in significant numbers after 1066 and the invasion of William the Conqueror. The history of York's Jewish community was marred by massacre in 1190, but the population recovered. By the middle of the 13th century many Jewish people had homes in the city, including Aaron of York, Archpresbyter - leader of the English Jewish community - from 1236 to 1243.

This leaflet and audio tour are the product of a research project organised by Helen Weinstein of IPUP, working in partnership with the City Archaeologist, John Oxley. It was conducted and implemented by IPUP Interns who are postgraduate students from the University of York: Jon Cook, Hannah Lyons, Daphne Mayer, Alex O'Donnell, Tom Sutton, Bill White, and Ben Wilkinson.

Trail map and audio tour

The map and audio tour for the trail are available to download for free:

Instructions to download the Audioboo podcast:

  1. Launch iTunes on your PC/MAC
  2. Click this link to subscribe to the podcast
  3. Download all 7 episodes and sync the podcast to your iPod/iPad/iPhone

Clifford's Tower

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