Sampling Traditional English Fare in York

The Romans knew it as Eboracum. To the Saxons it was Eoforwick. Then the Vikings named it Jorvik. Today we know it as York. From Roman times onward, Eboracum would become such a well-established political and commercial center that people continued to live here for millennia. Due to the numerous uncovered artifacts (many of which can be seen in the town’s numerous museums), and its plethora of ... Read Full Article

York’s Medieval Streets Resound With History

  The Romans knew it as Eboracum. To the Saxons it was Eoforwick. Then the Vikings named it Jorvik. Today we know it as York, England. In Roman times York became such a well-established political and commercial center that people lived on here for millennia afterwards. The city still bears evidence of all its eras and occupations.   Due to the numerous uncovered artifacts ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay in York, England

Medieval York

  When choosing where to stay in York, England, the city’s medieval center calls out with 13th century city walls and views of the York Minster, one of the most impressive cathedrals in England if not Northern Europe. The following ‘where to stay’ options give preference to centrally located hotels in York as well as hotels that provide free WiFi. 5-Star Hotels in York Cedar Court ... Read Full Article

Medieval York, England: the City of…Cats?

My first clue that all was not as it seemed was the cats. I had just arrived in York that morning, with two days to explore before catching a flight out of Leeds. When I asked my friends back in London about York –only an hour away from Leeds - they said it was a pleasant-enough little place, so I decided to take a Yorkshire mini-break. As the train rolled through the English countryside, I ... Read Full Article

York, England: Castles and Churches and Pubs, Oh My!

Ahhh York …. with its great city walls, castles and churches. For most tourists coming to this town, the medieval history of this great northern city is the major draw. The renowned City Walls stretch for about 3km and should be walked by all travelers with a just a little or a lot of time on their hands. The walls are dotted with castles and fortifications and every now and then a pub or ... Read Full Article

Five Great Places to Ice Skate in Britain

As the cooler weather descends and the run-up to Christmas begins, the traditional ice skating rinks begin to open across Britain. Many of the outdoor ice rinks are set up in historic or picturesque areas, so you get the added benefit of seeing Great Britain's landmarks as you skate the rinks. Even if skating isn’t for you, there are often other festive attractions incorporated nearby, such ... Read Full Article