Highlights of York Walking Tour

Activity code: WTY2

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  • Join your English-speaking tour guide for a 90-minute walking tour around the beautiful medieval city of York.
  • Learn about the Viking and Roman past.
  • Walk along the Shambles, the inspiration for JK Rowling’s Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books and films.
  • See the world-famous York Minister. The largest medieval gothic cathedral in England.
  • This tour is outside and a in group of a maximum of 16 people, allowing for social distancing.


York is a beautiful city in the heart of Yorkshire. This highlights of York walking tour is hosted by an English speaking local tour guide, who will share their in-depth knowledge of this medieval city. The 90 minute tour will see you visit many world-famous landmarks, such as the York Minister, which is the largest medieval gothic cathedral in the country. All you Harry Potter fans out there will be aw-struck by your visit to the Shambles, the inspiration for JK Rowling’s Diagon Alley that can be found in the series of books and films.

York has a big Viking history, and you will hear tales of Viking invasions and wonder around the maze-like secret passages known as ‘Snickelways’. You will pass the unhappy mermaid and little red devil as well as seeing a 15th Century banqueting hall.

This tour is a must for all visitors to York and a great way to explore the famous city on foot, after taking your Golden Tours hop-on hop-off open top bus tour. It is suitable for all ages and you will walk at a comfortable and steady pace.
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What's Included in the tour

  • 90 minute guided walking tour

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Entry to attractions
  • Food and drink

Every Thursday and Sunday

Start Time: 2:00pm

Joining point: The fountains outside York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW.