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York: Guided Medieval Walking Tour in the Shambles

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Immerse yourself in the history, myths, and legends of York on a guided walking tour through the city. Start outside York Minster and pass into the Shambles admiring the Medieval architecture.


  • Be inspired by the largest Cathedral north of the Alps!
  • Walk the UK's finest medieval walled defences!
  • History, Myths, legends, discover the people who created York through the ages.
  • Discover the finest Guild Hall in Europe and their influence.
  • Wander the Shambles an ancient butchers street.


Europes largest Medieval Gothic Cathedral is the starting point, taking in the City's ancient walled defences, Churches with their mysterious Devils Door, then onto the street of Butchered, the famous Shambles and past the Merchant Adventurers Guild hall. Enjoy a 90 minute exploration of York, a city founded by the Roman Empire, a city that would attract some of the first warriors in history , Saxons, Vikings and Normans! walk the medieval wall and find out how the defences were developed and how they made York the finest medieval walled city in the UK. You'll walk the medieval shambles, once butchers shops and be amazed by Yorks Castle ruin and prisons. Learn about the people who have influenced York, from. Guy Fawkes and his Gun powder plot, Evil Highway men and their fate, walk in the footsteps of every British Monarch and see how they influent York, once Englands second City. You'll walk by Yorks Guild Halls and discover how they influenced the city and the whole of Europe before passing York Castle, Jorvik, the heart of the Viking city. Our tour concludes at All Saints Pavement Church with it's famous lantern tower and one of the more unique church services in Britain.


Visitors will be lead by experienced guides, who shall meet the guests at The West end (main entrance) of York Minster.

Important Information

  • The tour takes place all weathers. The tour includes heights and uneven streets.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund


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