Discover some of the Yorkshire’s best heritage and history – Vikings, Romans, Tudors and chocolate – with a bespoke walking tour of York, courtesy of expert Blue Badge guide Tim Barber of Real Yorkshire Tours.
“York’s an absolutely brilliant city – brimming with the history of Great Britain packed into a relatively small space. If you want to make sense of it though, you need an expert and that’s why we loved Tim’s tour. His Blue Badge training means he not only really knows how to bring stories to life, but that he can pitch them at the interest level of his audience. A great day out where we picked up some top tips for future visits, such as the best places for cheap eats.”James & Lyndsey, Yorkshire's Best Adventures
What Real Yorkshire Tours say:
“York is a city full of exciting discoveries and incredible contrasts, a place where you get a potted history of Britain all in one place – George VI summed it up saying: ‘The history of York is the history of England.’ It’s the kind of place where old meets new, the unexpected meets the every day and there’s everything from grand architecture to revered ruins.
Life in York starts from the moment you pass through its historic city walls that encompass the city centre. Here you’ll find galleries, historical houses and unique shops that you won’t find anywhere else. York also boasts excellent theatres, a wealth of pubs and many great restaurants, all built around well preserved medieval features such as the old city walls, York Minster, Cliffords Tower and The Shambles.
Our tours take in Roman remains, scenes of Viking victories and tales of Tudors and Nasty Normans and Tudor tales. We’ll also take a look at Glamorous Georgian (and Victorian) architecture. The day out can be tailored but we include a Tour of the iconic York Minster on the way around which takes approximately 2 hours. There are plenty of great cafes or restaurants for lunch we can show you – some of them are real hidden treasures!”