Private Walking Tour of York: Landmarks & Hidden GemsPrivate Tour
Enjoy an easy, historical stroll through the heritage and splendour of York.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
Things to know
2 hrs 30 mins
Couples, Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
No tickets required
A pint or house wine at a local pub
Meeting points: In front of the The Grand Hotel, Station Rise, York YO1 6GD
What makes this tour special
The walled city of York was founded by the ancient Romans and is famed for the huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, The Multangular Tower and its ancient cobbled streets. On your private walking tour with a former York police officer, you will:
Walk along the ancient city walls with spectacular views of the York Minster.
See local curiosities, like the oldest inhabited house in York
Visit of the historic Roman column and the Multangular Tower, which is over 2000 years old
Walk along The Shambles, York’s famed street - believed used as an inspiration in the Harry Potter films
Finish your tour with a drink along the river at an old engine house, where you can settle in for a cozy rest of your day.
With a history dating back to the ancient Romans, the walled city of York is home to a massive 13th-century Gothic cathedral. The city’s walls form an interesting walkway for both visitors and locals alike. Though the city is compact, each street and historic building is steeped in centuries and even millennia of history. Uncover the magic of York with your private local guide. Pop into The Grand Hotel, where you'll learn about the history of the railways stations in York and the way trains revolutionized the country, while making York the epicentre of travel in the North East. Marvel in the spectacular views of York Minster, one of northern Europe’s largest cathedrals and an architectural masterpiece that emits a radiating glow over the city.
Let history continue to unfold before you, as you pass the place where Guy Fawkes was born, now a pub with his namesake. Weaving through the city, you'll discover one of the world’s best-preserved medieval streets as mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. From skinny 14th century alleyways and overhanging timber buildings, venture to the wide sweeping boulevard of Parliament Street, popular with jugglers and street artists. St Helen's Square is dominated by the grandeur of the Mansion House, the Lord Mayor’s official residence. Similarly resplendent, Guildhall is located beyond the Mansion House, and is an imposing Grade I listed building situated on the river Ouse. The tour finishes at The Star Inn, an old engine house which sits on the edge of the Museum Gardens by the River Ouse. Now a lovely restaurant, and your guide's favourite place to eat, it's a real taste of Yorkshire.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
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