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Free Walking Tour York


Free Walking Tour York
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1 Museum Street | AVG Information Desk, York YO1 7DT, England
+44 1904 550098
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All reviews exhibition square voluntary guides local volunteers two hours great introduction run by volunteers hour walk interesting stories roman wall enthusiastic guide roman times his knowledge knew his stuff three hours british history small group museum gardens
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Reviewed yesterday

Staffed by willing, intelligent, informative volunteer guides, why would anyone want to pay for a tour with commercially led motives supplying guides who may present facts in a somewhat "loose" manner. Our guide, Colin, was an archaeologist and a historian and a man proud of...More

Thank Ena-Bill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a tour with David who was very passionate and brimming with knowledge about York and many other places. Be prepared for a long walk though, perhaps it could have been a little bit shorter.

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were informed of this free tour by the Tourist Information Centre (thank you) Unfortunately I don't remember the lady's name who hosted it, but it was two hours of interesting facts., stories and anecdotes. Even the rain did not deter us, we were hooked!...More

Thank BoyceyGlosUK
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Very nice 2 hour tour. Excellent orientation to the city and it’s history. Guide, Ian, was excellent. Also, guide refused tips. The first truly free tour I’ve had in Europe.

1  Thank footballkirk
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this FREE experience. David was full of interesting (and some gory) stories about the history of York and the history of England. We learned so much about York Minster, St Mary’s Abbey, the walls and gates and much more. It’s not a lot...More

Thank Be A
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We had a very enjoyable walking tour of York with David Haw. His knowledge of historical facts and interesting stories was very impressive. He speaks with enthusiasm and you can tell he is passionate about history. You certainly will enjoy this tour and would thoroughly...More

2  Thank LEHBedford
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Before arriving in York, I had read many Tripadvisor reviews of York walking tours, and many sounded good. This one had impressed me because it has been around for so long (since 1951!), and the guides are local volunteers (from the Association of Voluntary Guides,...More

Thank periwinkcat
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We were a little hesitant to go on the tour, because my elderly mother was worried it would be too much walking for her. We were pleasantly surprised that it was much more standing than walking. We enjoyed all the history and information the volunteer...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Nick was our guide. He made everyone welcome and included little amusing quips about each nationality. The walk centred around the area near the Minster. Nick was very knowledgeable and made each stop interesting. He answered any questions. We learned many facts about the history...More

Thank petsmar
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The free walking tour through the City of York with David Haw is to be highly recommended.... informative and very entertaining. David has the gift of the gab, a strong Leeds accent and an animated way of story telling which was enthralling ... one out...More

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October 24, 2018|
Response from Bingleytourist | Reviewed this property |
They have 2 tours each day . 1030 and 1330 . Starts at exhibition square.
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Bingleytourist | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to book just turn up . Website tell you the time each day . Just check times and go . We went for the 1015 tour.