York: Smartphone treasure hunt style heritage walks

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Discover and enjoy the hidden gems of York, with two unique, self-guided, heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Download to your mobile device to explore York as never before.


  • Explore the hidden gems of York
  • Find the answers to our addictive clues
  • Learn about the smelly processes that gave Hornpot Lane its name
  • Discover the oldest shopping street in Europe
  • Marvel at the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe- 250 years to build!


If you are Curious About York, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of York. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover 'hidden treasures', whilst reading about the history of York and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with York or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. Both walks are suitable for wheelchair and buggy users.


18-page mobile download (pdf) of two self-guided walks Full instructions A map with the routes and places of interest marked on Detailed directions Clues (with answers if needed, including 5 pictures to find along the way) Interesting snippets about the history of York and the people and events that have shaped it Ideas for other things to see and do on the way

Important Information

  • You will need a smartphone, with software to read a PDF file eg Adobe Reader, PDF Viewer etc

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