Walking Tours in York, UK

Self-catering holiday accommodation in YorkSeveral of the popular tourist destinations in Britain now offer walking tours.  These are generally quite cheap, most informative and often very entertaining.  York is no exception. There is a range of walking tours on offer - come rain or shine - so do take your brolly!

If you are interested in taking a self catering cottage holiday in York, take a look at these:

Ghost Tours

York is supposedly one of the most haunted cities in Britain.  If you cannot experience a ghostly presence here then you probably will not anywhere.  Your eloquent and informed guide will introduce you to the ghosts known to frequent various areas with their mysterious presence and to feel the vibes.  Highly recommended for some great fun and an experience into the world of suggestion.  Several tours operate, all charging full fees for adults and concessions for children and OAPs. Booking is generally not required, you just join the group at the starting point at the right time, although certain companies do offer group discounts.

The World Tour of York

An entertaining Guided Walk which tells the story of York through its 2000 years of history. From the rugged swamplands that the Romans conquered in AD 71, to the vibrant City of Festivals in the 21st Century.

Public Tours operate every Friday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm from St Helens Square with a reduction for students and over 60’s. Under 16’s are free.

Tailor Made Guided Walking Tours can also be arranged and full details can be found on the website or by ringing Matthew on 07981 242764


The Ghost Hunt - Daily,  7:30 from The Shambles for about an hour and a quarter.  No booking required. Telephone:  01904 608700. 

Ghost Trail of York  - Daily - 7.30 pm Meet at the Minster entrance.  All guides are Equity members or  graduates. Prepare for a shockingly spine-tingling and entertaining time. Telephone:  01904 633276 

Original ghost walk - Daily at 8.00 pm. The King's Arms Pub, Ouse Bridge, York, Telephone: 01759 373090

Haunted Walk of York - meet in front of  the Art Gallery in Exhibition Square at 8.00 pm for a walk through history to meet ghosts, sites of murders and strange mysteries. No need to book.  Telephone: 01904 621003

Mad Alice Ghost Tours - every night except Mondays at 7.30 pm outside Clifford's Tower at the phone box opposite the Stakis Hotel.  Dare you trust yourself to Mad Alice and a bizarre tour of haunted York?  No need to book - brave souls turn up and face your fate. Telephone: 01904 425071

There is even a York Ghost Cruise on the river for those who prefer to be terrified without the exercise. Nightly, 7.00pm King's Staith,  March - 31 October. Additional tours during the summer months. Telephone: 01904 623752 / 628324

Historical Tours

Yorkwalk - Meet at the Museum Garden gates near Museum Street at 10.30 am, 2.15 pm and 7.30 pm.  A selection of  more down-to-earth guided tour which focus on the history of York.  Choose from the Walls Walk,  Roman, Essential York, Snickelways or Secret York.  Walks last from 1.5 - 2 hours , children under 6 are free.  Telephone: 01904 622303 for details of special walks.

Free walking tours: Meet at the Art Gallery in Exhibition Square at 10.15 am, ( plus 2.15 pm. or 7.00 pm during the summer months) for a free daily walking tour organised by the Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York.  These run every day of the week except Christmas Day.  You do not need to book beforehand - just turn up and join the group. Additional tours may be arranged during the summer months.

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Luxury 3 bedroom town house in York to sleep up to 6


self-catering accommodation yorkThis luxury townhouse offers accommodation for up to six adults over three floors, with a secluded garden and off street parking. Only a short walk from the historic city centre.

Every consideration has been given to your comfort when equipping this house - we supply everything from flat screen tv's with multi channel viewing; fully equipped kitchen with Denby pottery to washing machine and tumble dryer.

The house was newly decorated and furnished to the highest standard in February 2006 and was immediately awarded the Quality in Tourisms' (Tourist Board) highest rating of 5 stars.

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