York: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Mobile App

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Discover the enchanting city of York through this extensive self-guided walking tour with a smartphone app.

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  • Explore York at your own pace with a self-guided mobile app walking tour
  • Learn about York's history and the influence of Roman, Vikings and Normans
  • Walk along the York walls between two gates and take in the views
  • Listen to three tales of eerie and haunted happenings in the heart of York
  • Discover facts like the origin of the names 'snickleways' and 'shambles'


Uncover the secrets and stories of York as you traverse its historic streets with a self-guided smartphone tour. Enjoy the freedom to linger and dive deeper into the sites that capture your interest. Download the app and tour to your mobile device and access it even when offline. Follow an easy-to-follow map to guide you seamlessly from one location to the next. Pause to shop or enjoy a bite at one of the many quaint eateries. Start your adventure at St Mary’s Abbey, then climb on top of the wall, pass by the York Minster, wander through the Snickelways of York, and ramble along The Shambles, one of England’s most picturesque streets. Listen to the ghost stories of a traditional York pub and pass by museums before concluding your tour at the imposing Clifford’s Tower. Along the way, learn about York's rich history, from its Roman roots to its medieval importance and Viking history. When you need a break, simply pause and resume when you’re ready.


Access to tour on smartphone app (for 1 year after download on iPhone or Android phones) Offline access to the tour In-app map for navigation Audio commentary for all stops

Important Information

  • You will get a self-guided tour with a link to an app, a unique access code (1 per person), and instructions as per this schedule: advance bookings: 1 day before your tour; previous-day bookings: morning of your tour; same-day bookings: within 1 hour
  • Download the tour on your device beforehand and use headphones for the best experience
  • The tour follows a set route. Once the tour is downloaded, the introduction will guide you to your starting point
  • The tour can be listened to any number of times at the location or at home for 1 year from purchase

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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