York’s Snickelways Story Walking Tour

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Embark on an enchanting walk through York’s ancient alleys, secret snickets, and the lost lanes of the city. Discover the meaning behind their names and hear their unique stories with your guide.

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  • Immerse yourself in York's history and culture on a tour of its snickelways
  • Learn how the snickelways got their quirky names and what they might mean
  • Discover the secrets of how the snickleways were used and where they go
  • Experience the city like a local as your venture through its hidden passages
  • Find the best spots for instagrammable pictures of the city's beautiful scenery


Get off the beaten path of the regular tourist trails and join your guide for an exciting exploration of York’s snickelways. Discover the story of the city as told by its tiny alleyways as you take in its charming architecture. Meet your guide and get ready for a journey through the paths of the city known only to locals. Gain a unique perspective on York’s rich cultural heritage and history as you to uncover the stories that lie around - and in - every corner in the city. Visit some of the city's most picturesque sights including Bookbinder’s Alley, Starre Yard, Coffee Yard, and Grape Lane. Get under the city's skin as you encoutner Swinegale and Patrick Pool, Finkle Street, and Three Cranes Lane. Heat stories from the city's past as you head to Mad Alice Lane, Hornpot Lane, King’s Court, and Shambles. Complete your experience by seeing Whip Dog Lane and Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, Black Horse Passage, Straker’s Passage, and Lady Peckett’s Yard.


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Important Information

  • This tour takes place rain or shine Well behaved dogs are welcome While this tour is suitable for all ages, some parts deal with mature themes. Parental discretion is advised Guests should have moderate physical level, and no serious medical conditions The tour includes narrow passages, cobble stones, and uneven pathways, so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues

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