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York: Vikings, Romans, and Normans Guided Walking Tour

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Dive into the rich tapestry of York's history on a guided walking tour. Navigate the city's streets with an expert guide and learn about the invasions of York, from the Romans to the Normans.

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  • Admire the ruins of one of the wealthiest monasteries in England
  • Uncover the tumultuous history of York on a guided walking tour
  • Join a knowledgeable guide as you trace the footsteps of the Vikings
  • Wander along ancient city walls as you learn about the Roman invaders
  • Enjoy an interactive tour complete with a fun quiz to test your knowledge


Join a guided walking tour in York and discover the city's historical sights as you learn about its greatest invaders. Hear about how the Romans, Vikings, and Normans tried to conquer the city, leaving behind a treasure trove for anyone who loves history. Begin your tour at the York Minster Cathedral and set out to discover the fascinating past of England's Viking capital. Step back in time as you listen to stories about the city's invaders. Walk along the city walls, remnants of the defense structures built as far back as Roman times, and see the Roman Column that stands in Minster Yard. Learn about the Vikings who conquered York and hear stories about the thriving Viking settlement as you stand above the remnants of a Viking city. Listen as your guide regales you with tales of the Norman conquest of England and find out how York was ultimately rebuilt in the invaders' image after being razed by Norman forces. Leave your walking tour with a deeper understanding of York's rich and complicated past and appreciate the layers of history right beneath your feet as you continue to explore the city on your own.


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  • This tour operates in all weather conditions

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