White Rose York Free Tours-Day ToursHigh Petergate, York Category Historic Sites
Stepping through the streets of York is like taking a tour through all of England’s history. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans all remade the city to their own purposes. The Tudors and the Stuarts made themselves welcome here. The Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War left their mark. For two thousand years, York has been at the heart of the nation’s affairs, and our self-employed guides will bring that history to life as they lead you through lush parks and narrow lanes, past grand churches and palaces and ruined castles and abbeys and along the historic city walls.
The free tour includes:
York Minster and the Liberty of St Peter
The City Walls and Gatehouses
St Mary’s Abbey and the Museum Gardens
Roman and Viking Invasions
Catholic Saints and Martyrs
English Kings and Queens
Dick Turpin and the truth about the Moonlight Ride
Join on their three hour walking tour, and you will understand why they call this city the Capital of the North.