Highlights of York Walking Tour

Join your English-speaking guide for a 90-minute walk around the famous landmarks of York, on this small group walking tour. You will learn about

90 minute guided walking tour
Entry to attractions
Food and drink
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Every Thursday and Sunday

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The fountains outside York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW.


York has 2000 years of history found within a ring of medieval stone walls. This ninety-minute guided tour begins at the fountain outside the Art Gallery on Exhibition Square.

You’ll visit the green oasis of the Museum Gardens - a Victorian botanic garden which contains an 18th Century observatory, the remains of a Roman fortress and the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. From here it is a short walk to the famous York Minster - the largest medieval gothic cathedral in the country - which has dominated the city’s skyline for over 900 years.

The Minster lies at the heart of a warren of ancient streets whose layout is Viking in origin. You’ll hear tales of Viking invasion while delving deep into the maze of secret passages known as ‘Snickelways’; passing an unhappy mermaid and a little red devil as well as catching a glimpse of a 15th Century banqueting hall. Finally you’ll emerge into the Shambles, York ’s best-known cobbled street - once a row of butchers, now instantly recognisable to Harry Potter fans as the inspiration for Diagon Alley.

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