Go inside the greatest attraction in York
Small intimate groups
Explore York with a professional and knowledgeable local guide
See famous sites steeped in ancient, Medieval and modern history!
Walk in the footsteps of figures like Richard III, Guy Fawkes and Emperor Constantine
The York Minster is a truly stunning attraction, and is one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe. The first church on this site dates back to 627AD (note, not 1627AD, but 627AD!) and the result of its various incarnations is nothing but an architectural marvel. The tour will also cover the English Reformation and its effect on the Minster, perhaps one of the most profound events in English history, the effects of which are still being felt today.
This tour will cover both history and architecture – but in a way that can really hold your interest! Many of the tour guides are local history students; all are well-versed in York’s unique history and keen to share it with visitors. Over the course of the walking tour, they’ll work tirelessly to show you a truly memorable experience. With this tour we have a small group guarantee, which ensures you will have more time to discuss any questions you have with our guides.
Apart from York Minster, this 2-hour walking tour will cover;
The Multangular Tower
The King’s Manor
St Mary’s Abbey
York City Walls
York Castle Prison
St Williams College
War of the Roses
And lots more
The tour will spend around 1.5 hours exploring the city, before entering York Minster.
We have allowed 30 minutes for you to explore the York Minster – the guide will provide you with information outside and then you will independently explore the Minster at your own pace. It is certainly easy to spend more than 30 minutes in the York Minster, as such, we recommend not booking anything to do directly after the end of the tour, as you may wish to extend this part of the experience.