Walk Tours in York
Walking through the streets of York is like taking a tour through the history of England. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all remade the city to their own purposes. The Tudors and the Stuarts made themselves at home here. The Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War left their mark as well. For 2,000 years, York has been at the heart of the nation’s affairs, and your guide will bring its history to life as you’re led through lush parks and narrow lanes, past grand churches and palaces, and to ruined castles and abbeys.
The best way to see York is on one of guided fascinating walks. Walking the city walls is one of York’s most popular attractions. The city still has an impressive 2.75 miles of walls left to explore and they have Scheduled Ancient Monument status. Tour them in spring and the pretty banks on either side are covered in daffodils. Whilst the City of York is famous for its Minster, the Yorvik Viking Centre and the excellent shopping areas such as the Shambles, around the perimeter of the old city are the remains of the original city walls.
The best way to see York is on our fascinating walks. Let our qualified guides inform and entertain you as they conduct you round the ancient City of York. Explore hidden backwaters, which residents and visitors alike miss, and hear about their colourful history. The essential introduction to York, with the best of the historic streets and "Snickelways",
plus the city walls with unrivalled views across the city. Discover another side of York as your guide takes you to hidden ancient buildings off the beaten track.
The Walk was established before 1973 and was an original creation believed to be the first in the world. The Walk aims to be accurate, authentic and genuine, exploring a world of folklore, legend and dreams. We do not need to stage manage tricks or gimmicks but remain above all a fun night out. We promise a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of our Ancient City through the real art of storytelling. Tales are drawn from the immense History of York and are told against a backdrop of haunting beauty.