The York Art Gallery is one of the city’s most famous landmarks.6 min
The impressive museum building and gardens were completed in the 19th century.2 min
St. Helen’s Church, which is approximately 1,000 years old, features a lantern tower.2 min
One of the city’s original Roman roads, Stonegate leads to York Minster.2 min
Among the artwork found here is the world’s largest medieval stained glass window.3 min
This house was the medieval home of York Minster’s treasurers.2 min
This beautiful 15th-century building was originally a home for priests.1 min
One of York’s hidden gems, this church is located in a quiet, low traffic space.2 min
York’s most famous street, Shambles features 14th-century overhanging houses.3 min
York’s shortest street, its name means “What a street!”1 min
The Jorvik Viking Centre offers insight into the city’s Viking heritage.2 min
This area of York has featured markets for centuries.52 s
Completed in 1735, this is considered the earliest Neoclassical building in Europe.4 min
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!