Our EiY blogs provide you with interesting updates and cultural news from the city of York, with useful information to help you make the most of your stay.

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The Shambles in York

The Shambles – York Attractions

Voted one of the most picturesque streets in Britain, The Shambles in York is one of Europe’s most visited streets. It is lined with beautifully preserved Elizabethan buildings which, for centuries, housed butchers’ shops and backyard slaughterhouses.

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Crepes with nutella and bananas

Pancake Day: Tasty Trivia

Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, falls on Tuesday 13th February this year… that crepe’d up fast! But, do we know what Pancake Day is really about?

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firework display

Bonfire Night: Fun Facts

The 5th November, or Bonfire Night, is widely known for its fantastic firework displays. Although you may associate the occasion with fireworks and sparklers, you may not know the reason why thousands of people across the country set them off

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York City Walls

A Guide to York: Things to Do

York is renowned for its stunning architecture and heritage. It successfully merges cobbled streets and ancient buildings with designer shops and an abundance of bars and restaurants, all of which are encompassed by historic city walls.

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