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York City walking tour - History Chronicles
4.5

York City walking tour - History Chronicles

By Britannia RoutesTours LTD
About
A tour 6000 years in the making! Discover York on this highly rated history tour as we head off the tourist beat to discover the real history of York. From the cities origins, we look at the defences, and architecture, Robert the Bruce, Oliver Cromwell, Constantine the Great, kings and queens and many others who would shape the cities rich past. Along the way you'll see the flora and Fauna, city walls, and snickleways as we debunk the cities myths and walk in the footsteps of Romans to tourist! No stone is left unturned on this exciting story of York.
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • No free inclusions
What's not included
  • Museum and attraction Entry fees. Price range £6 - £17
  • Entry/Admission - York Minster
  • Entry/Admission - York Castle Museum


Start:
  • Constantine the Great, 4 Minster Yard, York YO1 7JB, UK
    Starts at the Statue of Constantine, (PLEASE ignore the sat nav address and head to the statue)South entrance of York Minster. The booked time is departure time. Arrive 10 minutes early. Guides don't answer phones once tours begun & cannot return for late comers. Late comers are not refunded.
End:
  • Parish of All Saints, Pavement, High Ousegate, York YO1 8RZ, UK
    The end point is 6 minutes walk from the start of the tour. The location gives access, to Jorvik Viking Centre, Castle museum and Cliffords tour, the river walk and 2 minutes from the Shambles. please note end point may vary.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 298794P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with York City walking tour - History Chronicles?
How much is York City walking tour - History Chronicles?
York City walking tour - History Chronicles price starts from £12.25. Discover and book York City walking tour - History Chronicles on Tripadvisor
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York City walking tour - History Chronicles cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book York City walking tour - History Chronicles on Tripadvisor
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  • You'll start at
    Constantine the Great
    4 Minster Yard, York YO1 7JB, UK
    Starts at the Statue of Constantine, (PLEASE ignore the sat nav address and head to the statue)South entrance of York Minster. The booked time is departure time. Arrive 10 minutes early. Guides don't answer phones once tours begun & cannot return for late comers. Late comers are not refunded.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    York
  • 1
    York Minster
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Clifford's Tower
    Merchant Adventurers' Hall
  • 2
    Shambles
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    St Cuthbert's Church
    Stop: 6 minutes
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  • 4
    York City Walls
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Statue of Constantine the Great
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Black Swan
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 7
    Merchant Taylors' Hall
    Stop: 4 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Shambles Market
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 9
    Monk Bar
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 10
    Ogleforth
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
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  • Britannia RoutesTours LTD
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    United Kingdom
    Joined in February 2021
  • 770lorrainee
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unearthing deadly histories
    Engaging and clearly spoken host who had numerous captivating stories. He took us through the beautiful back streets of York and told us some deadly bloody histories. A clear sky on a mild night in February with notable buildings like the minster in all its gothic splendour. He utilised the audience intelligently and kept both children and adults enthralled from beginning to end.
    Written 19 February 2024
  • D1738JTgeorgem
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly engaging!
    Ellie the tour guide was very theatrical in telling her stories. Aswell as being very informative, she kept us interested throughout and made the whole experience very engaging.
    Written 16 February 2024
  • nataliepD1431WC
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would recommend
    Great story telling by Ellie, good pace and length. Taken down back streets would not know were there. Would recommend and good value for money.
    Written 14 February 2024
  • MTPGoHoos
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interactive and evocative intro to the darker side of historical York
    Finn was a great guide who did a wonderful job evoking the dangers and horrors of daily life in York, from Anglo-Saxon up through Victorian times. Very theatrical and interactive experience, with great conversation in between stops. Lots of historical anecdotes you might not hear elsewhere.
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Juniorlamagra
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun
    Joshua was very entertaining and delivered a top experience, would recommend to anyone interested in the ghostly history of York.
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Cruiser31627129358
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyable
    Jack the tour guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable, his story telling was great, me and my girlfriend really enjoyed it.
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Péter S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing evening.
    The tour was really entertaining and the Guide clearly has a knowledge about York. Definitely recommend it for everyone even if it been other ghost/historic tour in York
    Written 28 January 2024
  • evadneg2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheeks frozen into a smile from laughter on a cold, entertaining night
    Thank you to Josh for an entertaining, interactive evening discovering York, the secrets hidden in its architecture and its history!
    Written 24 January 2024
  • shannonsR3970QP
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Josh was the goat!!!
    My friend and I had an amazing time on our tour, it worked out to be just the two of us on the tour and our guide Josh was wonderful. The tour was entertaining and full of interesting information and stories. Josh was was a wonderful story teller and did a really good job despite the fact there was only two of us, it was never awkward even when walking between spots we had amazing conversations and a great time
    Written 23 January 2024
  • jeffreymT4208XD
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing visit
    Myself and the wife took this tour during an overnight stay. The tour was amazing, audience participation was encouraged and the guide was very knowledgeable fielding all of our questions. Would certainly recommend.
    Written 23 January 2024
  • MFoogle
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Engaging and entertaining dark history
    Fantastic tour! Jack was very engaging and knowledgeable, not to mention professional despite the windy and rainy weather! Highly recommended.
    Written 22 January 2024
  • EightBitMike
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience
    We had a really great time, really fun, we went as a couple and happened to join 2 other couples on the walk so it worked out great. Fascinating and gruesome stories exploring Yorks bloodstained history!
    Written 15 January 2024
  • heidimJ2846CA
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best Ghost Tours in York
    Josh was incredible throughout! Thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Audience was involved at all times and so investing! Would definitely recommend booking!
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Rebecca C
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guide never showed
    There were about 8 of us waiting out the front of the start point which is listed as York Chocolate Story on TripAdvisor (unsure if this needs to be updated if we were all at the wrong start point). I was very much looking forward to this tour as I did a very good tour with this company earlier in the day. Hoping we all get our refunds.
    Written 8 January 2024
  • X9912FEjoshp
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    No show
    Guide didn’t show up, me and my partner and 6 other people left waiting, very very disappointed as we where really looking forward to it on our first ever visit to York
    Written 8 January 2024
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Harry P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
There was no favourite part of the tour, as the whole tour was outstanding. The tour guide was called Damian and his knowledge was amazing. His delivery was both informative, interesting and passionate. It covered the period from the Romans through the Vikings right up to the present time including York’s infamous son Guy Fawkes. It explained how the city grew and expanded covering various social aspects including the various chocolate dynasties (Rowntrees, Frys, Terrys, Cadbury). Looking forward to returning and more tours.
Written 17 September 2022
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Thank you for this fantastic review, this what we do at British Routes and Damian is very pleased you enjoyed our unique take on this cities amazing past.
Written 20 September 2022
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Gary S
Evesham, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions confidently. The tour lasted around 90 minutes and took you around all the historic parts of the city. Would recommend this to anyone spending any time in York.
Written 10 August 2022
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Thank you so much for the review, it's great to know you had a great time. Look out for more tours by British routes.
Written 13 August 2022
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Ori S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
An eye-opening, super interesting and enjoyable tour of York. Nick is a charming guide with an inexhaustible repertoire of fascinating facts and legends, running his tour with enthusiasm and humour. The city comes alive with his narrative and you’ll never look at it the same way. The highlight of our trip! Thank you 😊 Ori and Al
Written 19 March 2022
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Thank you so much for this amazing review. It is what all our tours are about. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in York especially with us.
Written 1 April 2022
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Jam
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great way to start a weekend get away in York. History from the Roman’s to current times covered, knowing more of a background into the city made out whole trip more enjoyable. Some walking tours I have been on get a bit long and boring but this was the perfect amount of time and guide was very engaging. Would highly recommend
Written 30 April 2023
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Thank you for this amazing review I’m so pleased you enjoyed the tour. We pride ourselves on being Yorks more interesting tour.
Written 1 May 2023
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Jeanette H
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We weren't sure what to expect but Nick our guide was professional and friendly. The tour was approx. 90 minutes and we covered a lot of the city's history in that time. Nick was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about York and this came across in his delivery. We thoroughly recommend visitors book this tour and immerse themselves in historic York. Thank you Nick and 5 stars.
Written 12 April 2022
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Thank you so much for this amazing review. It is great to know you had such an amazing time with us. History at its best.
Written 30 April 2022
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Shelley D
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We booked a last minute tour as friends we had come to visit got a sickness bug, so it was down to us to sort the itinerary. We wanted a tour that wasn't a ghost tour, having done one before on a previous visit, and having a young son who is becoming more perceptive of 'scary' things. Nick was friendly and super informative about York's rich history, its tall tales and the facts behind them, with anecdotes about the buildings and trivia about some of the adornments. It was a great way to take a stroll around parts we perhaps wouldn't have seen ourselves, and learn about the things we were seeing. We had a lovely evening, and would highly recommend a tour with Nick! And for next time, we're assured there is so much history, that we could do a whole new tour with Nick and learn much, much more. Thanks Nick!
Written 2 August 2021
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Thank you for your great review. It is a pleasure to show people our city, and always good to hear you enjoyed the experience.
Written 4 August 2021
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Ryan R
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m really sorry but I’ve forgotten the name of our tour guide …suffice to say, the tour was informative, entertaining and well delivered.

Our guide found the perfect balance of delivering enough information to give an overview without spending too long at each location.

Yeah, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Written 17 April 2022
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Thank you so much for this great review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us.
Written 30 April 2022
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Rich P
Chesterfield, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Neil was an extremely well informed guide. He told his story in a way that helped our small group to imagine what had gone before. The tour started on time and we saw and heard about the chequered history of this wonderful city. Excellent!
Written 4 September 2023
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Thank you for your review, we are pleased to know you enjoyed the tour your feed back means a lot to us
Written 4 November 2023
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Tibby
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We met Nick at the meeting point as described on the ticket. He was very informative , knowledgeable and extremely interesting. Nick delivered the information, as we walked around the city, clearly and with humour too.
We’ve never been on a walking tour of a city and this has now encouraged us to try more in different cities and places of interest in the UK.
Thank you Nick for such a wonderful couple of hours! Caroline
Written 16 July 2022
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Thank you so much for this review, it is great to know you had such a great time. Walking tours definitely the best way to explore!
Written 17 July 2022
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Graham Jackson
Loughborough, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Tour guide (Finn) made the walk! A second year student reading history who was very knowledgeable about the city and the background to the history of the many places visited. Easy to find, on time, and made himself known giving his personal background at the commencement of the tour.
Despite the weather a great tour and excellent value for money
Written 9 October 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience.
Written 16 October 2022
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