York walking tours

Looking for something to do before the talks start at our York History Weekend 2018? Look no further than these two fascinating tours of the historic city...

An old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the 14th century. (Photo by VisitBritain/Andrew Pickett via Getty Images)

Heritage and hardship: A walking tour of modern York

York has always been more than just Vikings and Romans. Join Oliver Betts, a research fellow at the National Railway Museum, as he explores the fascinating history of the city. Learn how 19th-century York was at the heart of the financial double-dealing during Victorian England’s ‘railway mania’; hear how the Rowntree family used York as a laboratory for understanding poverty at the start of the 20th century; and discover how a city with almost 2,000 years of history under its feet has balanced its historic past with the modern needs of its population.

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Date: Friday 19 October

Time: 2pm­–3pm

Meeting point: Main entrance to King’s Manor (post code: YO1 7EP)

Price: £10 (includes special edition magazine)

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Understanding York: A history walking tour

Vibrant and dynamic, York has been a historical nexus for centuries. This tour – led by PhD student Sophie Vohra – will show you a three-dimensional history of the city, from the surviving fortifications of Roman Eboracum (a city in the province of Britannia) and the remnants of Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlements, through to the modern city. York has witnessed it all: scholars and martyrs; coiners and clergymen; immigrants and chocolatiers; emperors and suffragettes – and each in turn have left their mark on the city.

Date: Friday 19 October

Time: 3.30pm–4.30pm

Meeting point: Main entrance to King’s Manor (post code: YO1 7EP)

Price: £10 (includes special edition magazine)

BOOK HERE 


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