York Minster and City Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

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York Minster and City Walking Tour

From US$ 42.41 per person

This 2-hour walking tour provides you with fantastic insights into the most historic and world-famous sites in York. Start with the Romans then explore the 'Snickelways' of York and complete your tour at the magical York Minster.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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  • Learn from your young and energetic tour guide from York University
  • See the inside of York Minster, one of the largest Cathedrals in Northern Europe
  • Explore the York City Walls with their picturesque views
  • Explore all of the major historic landmarks in central York
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Your tour starts with a mid-morning or afternoon pick up in central York, where you meet your expert guide. Ever since its establishment in 71 AD, York has been the site of savage warfare, intense political intrigue, and industrial breakthrough. It was here that Constantine, who would shake Europe to its core by converting Rome to Christianity, became the Roman Emperor. It was here that Richard III, later immortalized by Shakespeare, plotted his campaigns during the Wars of the Roses. York is the birthplace too of Guy Fawkes, the greatest traitor in England’s history.  This tour will cover both history and architecture but in a way that can really hold your interest. Many of the tour guides are local history students and all are well-versed in York’s unique history and keen to share it with visitors. Over the course of the walking tour, they will work tirelessly to show you a truly memorable experience.  The York Minster is a truly stunning attraction and is one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe. The first church on this site dates back to 627AD and the result of its various incarnations is nothing but an architectural marvel. Your tour will also cover the English Reformation and its effect on the Minster. This was perhaps one of the most profound events in English history and the effects of which are still being felt today. Apart from York Minster, this 2-hour walking tour will cover Emperor Constantine, Richard III, The Multangular Tower, Guy Fawkes, The King’s Manor, Berden Hall, St Mary’s Abbey, York City Walls, Clifford’s Tower, Monk Bar, Fairfax House, York Castle Prison, Stonegate, St Williams College, and War of the Roses.
  • Entrance fee to York Minster
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Links of London, 60 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Service
    5.0 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
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28 September 2020

28 September 2020

We really enjoyed our walking tour. It was well organised and we thought Emily, our guide, was excellent, and full of very interesting knowledge. She absolutely made our visit to York, she was really nice and made history enjoyable to listen to. Thanks Emily.

21 September 2020

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