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The World Tour of York
Meet in St Helens Square, (opposite Bettys Tea Rooms).
Look for the Black and Gold Uniform. Booking essential.
Also Available - Tailor made guided walking tours for groups and individuals. Please check here first:
York Cat Trail

York Cat Trail - Discover the historic York Cat Trail.
Free fun for all the family, this trail is based on cats that appear on buildings around the city centre. It has been designed to ensure that you see not only the cats of York, but also the most interesting and beautiful parts of our city. Highlights along the way include the Museum Gardens, Clifford's Tower and York Minster plus a walk down the Shambles and on the City Walls. The trail should take around 1 hour to complete. Pickup a your trail map at The Cat Gallery shop - 45 Low Petergate, YO1 7HT Print your trail map here

York Lucky Cats located at 34 Shambles also have a 'Fabulous York Cat Trail' which you can follow. (
Walking Tour of York

Association of Voluntary Guides
Meeting daily outside York City Art Gallery next to the fountains. Free guided walking tours of the city. Leaving from Exhibition Square at various times.

"We took the walk on 2nd Feb, Steven was a very well informed guide making it interesting and enjoyable we learnt a lot. I would recommend it to anyone".

York Guide

Curious About York
York City Centre, Starting Minster Yard
Have fun (re-)discovering York, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air with your household, whilst staying close to home.
Curious About York visits not just the obvious places, but some unusual ones too, with hidden treasures to discover. Suitable for all ages, the walks take 1-2 hours each and are wheelchair and buggy friendly. Each 16 page booklet contains two walks, a brief history of York, a detailed map with two walking routes marked on, and a series of directions and clues (Hints as to where to find the answer, and the answers can be found towards the end of the booklet). You’ll also find ideas for things to see on the way, pictures to identify & some interesting snippets about the people & events that have shaped York.
Visit then buy in printed booklet format (we post to you) or instant download format (you print at home, or download to your mobile (devices), then explore with your household.
Have fun, stay safe & be curious!

York Easter Walking Tour
Saturday 9 - Sunday 24 April 2022
Discover the rich history of sweets and treats in the Chocolate City in a 90 guided walking tour led by Blue Badge Guide, Sarah Cowling. Daily chocolatey was at 2pm, Saturday 9th April to Sunday 24th April. What better way to welcome the Spring and celebrate Easter in the prettiest of cities than by savouring the stories of the people and places that make Easter so sweet? Tours begin outside St Mary's Church in the pedestrianised area of the Coppergate Centre. Booking via the website essential. Private/Group Tours Available. Phone 07956 366 980 for details.
St Leonard's Jubilee Walk

St Leonard's Jubilee Walk
Sat 18 June 2022
Get your crowns, corgis, tiaras and tutus at the ready to celebrate this very special royal year with our Jubilee Walk.

We want to turn the streets of York red, white and blue so wave your union jack flags, and don't forget your glow sticks, as we join Ben Fry from York Mix and 'Sir' Thomas Clubbercise for a right royal knees up!

The walk is approximately 7 miles and is open to everyone. Gather your little princes and princesses, or royal work pals, for a night to remember. Your support and sponsorship will be the jewel in the crown, ensuring St Leonard's can continue to provide excellent care and support to local patients and families who need us.
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