The World Tour of York
11am and 2pm / Every Saturday / St. Helens Square.
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. exploringyork.com
Guy Fawkes Trail
A walk exploring the (several!) birthplaces and haunts of one of York's most infamous sons - Guy Fawkes of Gunpowder Plot fame.
Choccy and Sweetie Tour
York has played a big part in pleasing the sweet tooth. Hear the history of Terrys, Rowntrees & Cravens. See sweets being made and taste some delicious samples!
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. avgyork.co.uk
"We took the 10.15 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 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. (www.yorkluckycats.co.uk)
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 https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/york.html 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! curiousabout.co.uk
York Hidden History Walks 5 July - 30 August 2021 York City Centre
New for the summer of 2021, our York Hidden History walks will take you on fascinating journeys through the historic city of York, exploring its scientific, ancient, and natural history. Led by expert guides, Dr Simon Rogerson and Dr Liam Herringshaw, our York Hidden History walks are perfect for people who want a city tour that digs a little deeper.