York, United Kingdom

York - The Grand Tour

York - The Grand Tour

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13 tour stops

1

Exhibition Square

The York Art Gallery is one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

6 min
2

Museum Gardens

The impressive museum building and gardens were completed in the 19th century.

2 min
3

St. Helen’s Square

St. Helen’s Church, which is approximately 1,000 years old, features a lantern tower.

2 min
4

Stonegate

One of the city’s original Roman roads, Stonegate leads to York Minster.

2 min
5

York Minster

Among the artwork found here is the world’s largest medieval stained glass window.

3 min
6

The Treasurer’s House

This house was the medieval home of York Minster’s treasurers.

2 min
7

St. William’s College

This beautiful 15th-century building was originally a home for priests.

1 min
8

Holy Trinity Church

One of York’s hidden gems, this church is located in a quiet, low traffic space.

2 min
9

Shambles

York’s most famous street, Shambles features 14th-century overhanging houses.

3 min
10

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

York’s shortest street, its name means “What a street!”

1 min
11

Coppergate Walk & Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre offers insight into the city’s Viking heritage.

2 min
12

St. Sampson’s Square

This area of York has featured markets for centuries.

52 s
13

Assembly Rooms

Completed in 1735, this is considered the earliest Neoclassical building in Europe.

4 min

Overview

This York walking tour starts directly outside York City Art Gallery. Soon after you begin, you’ll see unusual and fascinating King’s Manor, before entering Museum Gardens for a glimpse of the Multiangular Tower, which has existed here since Roman times. As the area’s name suggests, you’ll also pass by the doors of the Yorkshire Museum, with exhibits covering archaeology, astronomy, biology and geology. On Stonegate, you’ll see many ancient buildings along this historic thoroughfare.

The highlight of this York walking tour is York Minster, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world, steeped in history. Close by is the Treasurer’s House, with many ghost stories to tell.

You will then walk down The Shambles, where you’ll hear why there’s a shrine to a 16th century butcher’s wife before passing close by one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the Jorvik Viking Centre, where you can come face to face with a Viking!

Itinerary 2.4 km / 1:00

Offline map included

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