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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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