Come and take a days walking tour of the historic City of York, once the capital of the North.
York is a city of incredible contrasts and exciting discoveries. It’s where old meets new, everyday meets the unexpected and grand architecture meets revered ruins. From the moment you enter the city walls, you’ll be captivated by the sight of galleries, historical houses and delightfully unique shops that greet you at every twisty turn.
York also boasts excellent theatres, a wealth of pubs and many great restaurants, all built around well preserved medieval features such as the old city walls, York Minster, Clifford’s Tower and The Shambles.
With so much history – George VI summed it up saying “The history of York is the history of England”, so we’ll tell you more about York’s heritage whilst bringing the city to life. We’ll pass Roman remains, scenes of Viking victories, hear stories of Nasty Normans and Tudor tales, and witness Glamourous Georgian (and Victorian) architecture.
As well as a tour of the iconic York Minster – other highlights will include:
The Jorvik Centre where we can discover York’s Viking past, the Norman Motte Bailey castle Clifford’s Tower, The Shambles – one of the finest medieval streets in the whole of Europe, The ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, Museum Gardens, The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall – a unique medieval timber framed hall, Stonegate’s quaint shops, the Georgian splendor of St Helen’s Square, Kings Manor – once the headquarters of the Council of the North, the Roman Bath house and much, much more.