York Local Customs

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  • 1. Fish and Chips

    Britains most popular hot take away meal is Fish and Chips. This tasty combination is usually eaten with salt and vinegar; in Scotland sometimes with a special brown sauce. The favourite fish is Cod,...

  • 2. English Pubs

    While people generally know pubs because of the beer, they are inexpensive places to eat. There is an asociation called CAMRA who works to preserve old pubs and after buying their guide I visited...

  • 3. “Ebby Bla”

    When walking along the city Centre we saw a very amusing signboard. May be for English-speaking people it isn’t look and sound amusing at all, but for...

  • 4. Hog roasts.

    In the distant past, meat was roasted by turning it on a spit over an open fire. That doesn't happen in ordinary houses now, but the idea of hot roasted meat...

  • 5. Street performances and buskers.

    I've seen some brilliant buskers and street performances in York, musical and otherwise. There's always someone, somewhere doing something.....the yellow statue...

  • 6. First Point of Call!

    Visit York Tourist Information Centre is a useful calling point for visitors to York. The official tourist information centre can help visitors with tourist...

  • 7. Give us a tune Kieron

    Most towns and cities have their share of musicians and buskers these days usually in the form of a guitar or saxophone player or a band of drummers but I can't...

  • 8. You may kill Scotsmen!

    There is still a law which allows people to kill Scotsmen, providing they carry bow and arrow. Despite that law, I am not sure, if you can rely on this law on...


    ”The children break up on Friday” Truly chilling words. Will their tiny arms and legs suddenly fall off? Will they become decapitated suddenly? All of them?...

  • 10. York Pass

    If you're visiting York and are planning to visit a few of the major attractions within the city, the York Pass is worth considering. It is priced at £24 for...

  • 11. THE BIG ISSUE !

    Sometimes they get lost in the crowd. Other times they are very noticeable. Sometimes you just hear them shouting “BIG ISSUE”! The Big Issue is a magazine with...

  • 12. Local accent.

    People talk about "the Yorkshire accent", however Yorkshire's accent is probably as varied as the American accent!York people have a North Yorkshire accent,...

  • 13. Portable food from the Cornish Pasty Bakery.

    Pasties are pastry containers which hold, traditionally, a hot filling of beef, swede, potato and onion. They originated in Cornwall, but can now be found all...

  • 14. Flooding

    The river Ouse sees the Nidd, Swale and other rivers entering it further upstream in the Vale of York. This means that in winter, the city centre is often...

  • 15. Sainsbury's at Jackson's

    Handy neighborhood convenience stores. There were a couple out near the Bed and Breakfasts where I stayed. Good for picking up things like bottled water, crisps...

  • 16. British Money

    Even though the United Kingdom is a member of the European Union (EU) since 1973, they don't have the EURO as currency. The currency of the United Kingdom is...

  • 17. Guided Walking Tour of Historic York

    This sign is just outside Goodramgate, on the western side of the city, and this is the meeting point for a daily walking tour let by a local guide. It lasts...

  • 18. Ghost Tours Run Rampant in York

    Like an ancient city, York has its share of ghost stories, but there must be at least 10 different guided "ghost" tours of York done each night. On the...

  • 19. Police on bikes.

    Because York still has its Medieval street pattern, it's difficult for emergency vehicles to get through the crowded areas quickly. so there are police on...

  • 20. The Clergy & The Law

    Our second day in York we hurried back to York Minster to see what we had missed at this amazing cathedral and low and behold, it was closed to the public...

  • 21. Romans: Vikings Saxons & Normans

    York has been around a while.It was once second only to London.Barley Hall is the place to learn & experience how the Saxons lived as it's a Medieval...

  • 22. Not so innocent street

    Just off High Petergate is the little Grape Lane with handicraft shops and similar. Don't think this is a quaint old York name to do with historical wine...

  • 23. Fire Hazard

    At least four times in its history York minster was party destroyed by fire. In 1984 there was another fire - caused by lightning - which destroyed the south of...

  • 24. going for tea

    I always thought the term " going for tea" meant to have 5 o' clock tea , but here it means to go for dinner ..there ya go !!I was complaining that I was hungry...

  • 25. Recipe: Yorkshire spice loaf

    Spice Cake was often baked at Christmas time, but has become an all-year-round favourite. This no-knead recipe is an easy way to recreate an old-fashioned and...

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