From the Roman to Victorian period, York city walls have been central to its history. That's why I believe they are the perfect place to pick up 2000 years of history in just under two hours. We'll be walking the entire length of the walls clockwise around the city and stopping along the way for me to tell you York's story and some photo opportunities. I'll try my best to customise the tour to the wishes of the guests the best I can, depending on your knowledge level and interests. I'm an amateur photographer myself so whether your using an SLR camera or an iPhone I'll be able to provide some tips and show you the best spots for jaw-dropping photos. Please be aware that the walls are not easily accessible, there are a lot of stairs and the activity will involve a lot of walking. The walls aren't perfectly intact as they were during the Medieval period so there will lots of going off and onto the walls as we go round. Additionally, there's a very small supply of seating areas along the walls which may already be taken up by other guests so please be prepared to be on your feet for the duration of the tour.
El teu amfitrió
I'm a practising archaeologist who knows the history of his adopted home like the back of his hand. I studied Historical Archaeology at the University here in York so I have a piece of paper which proves I'm an official York History buff. From travelling all over the world and seeing all the amazing historic towns and cities the world has to offer I know what people are looking for in History tour.
We'll besiege walls in an orderly and terribly English fashion... clockwise. First, we'll meet up outside Micklegate Bar and head onto the walls for some of the best views in all of York. Then we'll head over the River Ouse and through Museum Gardens to see the ruins of the abbey and some other hidden gems. Then we'll swing around the Minster, over the river Foss and onto what remains of the castle area before finishing up back at Micklegate.
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Please remember that this tour involves a lot of walking and going up and down stairs. Also, 2 hours is an estimated time. Based on how many questions people have etc. it may take slightly longer.
Time travelling on York City Walls