York Walking Tour including York Minster

York Walking Tour including York Minster
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$25.69
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

This 2-hour walking tour provides you with fantastic insights into the most historic and world famous sites in York. Starting with Romans you will explore the 'Snickelways' of York - a unique collection of small streets and footpaths - and architectural wonders that have captivated the world's attention for centuries. The tour culminates in the magical York Minster - a must see for any walking tour, and you have an option to choose the tour with or without the entrance fee.

Your tour starts with a mid-morning or afternoon pickup 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 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!

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 (note, not 1627AD, but 627AD!) and the result of its various incarnations is nothing but an architectural marvel. The tour will also cover the English Reformation and its effect on the Minster, perhaps one of the most profound events in English history, the effects of which are still being felt today.

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; all are well-versed in York’s unique history and keen to share it with visitors. Over the course of the walking tour, they’ll work tirelessly to show you a truly memorable experience.

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.

This 2-hour walking tour provides you with fantastic insights into the most historic and world famous sites in York. Starting with Romans you will explore the 'Snickelways' of York - a unique collection of small streets and footpaths - and architectural wonders that have captivated the world's attention for centuries. The tour culminates in the magical York Minster - a must see for any walking tour, and you have an option to choose the tour with or without the entrance fee.