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York: A Harry Potter-Themed Guided Tour of York

1. York: A Harry Potter-Themed Guided Tour of York

Get sorted, play quizzes and games.  Experience some fantastic costumed re-eanactments, and learn about the Harry Potter universe and history of York. Set off on your journey around town, enjoying Harry Potter trivia quizzes from your guide along the way to earn points for your house. With an animated scoreboard, video clips of movie scenes, costume pieces, and reenactments, this is an interactive experience that allows you to live out your Harry Potter dreams in York. You also have the chance to use your spell knowledge to outwit members of other houses. Marvel at locations, such as the fictional Diagon Alley, invisible to the Muggle world, platform for the Hogwarts Express, soak in the views from the city walls! Explore the fantastic Harry Potter shop! And so much more!

From York: Steam Train, Whitby, and North York Moors

2. From York: Steam Train, Whitby, and North York Moors

Depart York and travel through the quaint villages of North Yorkshire as you make your way to the medieval market town of Helmsley. Pass through the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole, and then enter North York Moors National Park. Learn the history of the people and natural surroundings as you travel up and down the hills. Go for a stroll amongst the heather and get breathtaking views across Rosedale. Arrive at the seaside town of Whitby, where Captain Cook learned to sail. Get about two hours to explore the ruins of Whitby Abbey and enjoy a fish and chips lunch. Take a boat trip from Whitby harbor to discover the town's vampire connections. Next, visit Goathland, where the TV series Heartbeat was filmed, and treat yourself to a drink in the pub that serves as the fictional Aidensfield Arms. Continue to Goathland railway station – Hogsmeade Station from the Harry Potter films – and board a steam train for a magical journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Board the minibus upon arrival in Pickering and journey back to York. Follow a scenic route through the countryside and stop to take photos of Kirkham Priory along the way.

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What people are saying about York

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 93 reviews

A great tour. Caroline was fantastic, engaging we had a laugh and had a really friendly group myself and my partner were really surprised how good it was for the money we paid. The mixture between Harry Potter and york history was a perfect balance. And the friendly competition throughout with the different houses was a lovely touch. Caroline Really did make it brilliant though thank you!!

We really enjoyed the Harry Potter Walking Tour in York, it was a great mix of history, interesting info and a Harry Potter quiz. It kept everyone entertained and all ages were included. Caroline was a brilliant tour guide, really fun and well informed! She was happy to give suggestions for places to eat too which was helpful. We would definitely recommend!

Alfred was just brilliant. He was so knowledgeable and really brought the whole experience to life. He is so passionate about York the it was a pleasure to share this with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to find out what York is all about. Great lad

I learned so much about York’s history during the tour. The pace was good and the guide was an excellent teacher. The tour also gave me ideas of locations to visit the next day. It was a great way to start my York vacation.

Brilliant! Really nice guy, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Thoriughly recommended!