River Ouse at York

Taken from the Lendal Bridge in York, we can see a number of boats and canal barges on the River Ouse. In the distance we can see a rail bridge that takes trains from York Railway Station in the south west of the city (off camera to the left) across the river and north. The word ‘ouse’ is a common name for rivers in England and derives from the Celtic word ‘Usa’ meaning water. Therefore the River Ouse actually means River Water!

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