Guided tour

Sceptered Isle Chronicles - History walking tour of York

Sceptered Isle Chronicles - History walking tour of York

Activity provider: British Routes Holidays

From US$ 16.06 per person

Immerse yourself in the history, myths, and legends of York on a guided walking tour through the city. Start outside York Minster and pass into the Shambles admiring the Medieval architecture.

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  • Be inspired by the largest Cathedral north of the Alps!
  • Walk the UK's finest medieval walled defences!
  • History, Myths, legends, discover the people who created York through the ages.
  • Discover the finest Guild Hall in Europe and their influence.
  • Wander the Shambles an ancient butchers street.
Full description
Europes largest Medieval Gothic Cathedral is the starting point, taking in the City's ancient walled defences, Churches with their mysterious Devils Door, then onto the street of Butchered, the famous Shambles and past the Merchant Adventurers Guild hall. Enjoy a 90 minute exploration of York, a city founded by the Roman Empire, a city that would attract some of the first warriors in history , Saxons, Vikings and Normans! walk the medieval wall and find out how the defences were developed and how they made York the finest medieval walled city in the UK. You'll walk the medieval shambles, once butchers shops and be amazed by Yorks Castle ruin and prisons. Learn about the people who have influenced York, from. Guy Fawkes and his Gun powder plot, Evil Highway men and their fate, walk in the footsteps of every British Monarch and see how they influent York, once Englands second City. You'll walk by Yorks Guild Halls and discover how they influenced the city and the whole of Europe before passing York Castle, Jorvik, the heart of the Viking city. Our tour concludes at All Saints Pavement Church with it's famous lantern tower and one of the more unique church services in Britain.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Please meet next to the Statue of Constantine the Great, to be found at the South side of York Minster, opposite the Roman Column. Look for the circular Rose window above the doors of the Cathedral. Your tour departs at the time you booked, please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid missing the tour. Guides do not answer phones once tour has began or return for late comers.

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  • The tour takes place all weathers.
  • The tour includes heights and uneven streets.
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Our group of 6 Americans had a day to spend in York, and wanted to learn as much as we could in a short time. Our guide did a great job bringing the past to life with interesting stories and anecdotes. I will definitely use Get Your Guide in my future travels. Very reasonable price, guide was considerate of our time. A memorable experience!

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