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Clifford's Tower Tours and Tickets

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Clifford’s Tower, a semi-ruined 13th-century remnant of York Castle, is also one of the few Norman relics in a city dominated by Viking influence. Nowadays, Clifford’s Tower is one of the most popular and emblematic sights in York, and the panoramic views from the tower’s ramparts make it an excellent starting point for first-time visitors to historic York.

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Nov 4 2013 - Mar 31 2014: Daily 10am-4pm
Tower St, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SA
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The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year

The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year

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Skip the standard group tours and enjoy an alternative history of York during this award-winning, immersive guided tour of the city. Pass by top attractions—such as the Shambles and Jorvik Viking Centre—as you listen to your guide tell tales of witches, queens, and murderers that you wouldn’t hear on most other tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$16.08
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$16.08

Ghost Bus Tour of York

Ghost Bus Tour of York

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Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.26
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$22.26

York Walking Tour

York Walking Tour

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Join us on a relaxed journey through history, myths, legends and architecture. Discover how the medieval city thrived and developed to become the city we all love today. Our guides deliver a fun and unique take on York mixing history, sightseeing and exploration to offer a unique insight into York, passing the largest medieval gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, old cobbled streets, Guild Halls, scenic views of our rivers, devils doors and so much more. We cover all the important landmarks of York and go off the beaten track to places you may not think of going. We are all stories in the end, write yours with us!
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.46
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Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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You don’t have to join a tour group to discover York. This audio walking tour lets you set the pace and pick up and drop the route when it suits you. Hit all the signatures—York Minster, Stonegate, Mansion House, the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world—and more. The app works online or offline, including geodata, so you won’t need to waste money on roaming charges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.99
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$7.99

City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Journey back in time on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of York, England’s quintessential medieval town. Your flexible 24-hour ticket enables you build a custom itinerary of York’s main attractions such as The Stonebow, Clifford’s Tower, Museum Gardens and more. With unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and 20 possible stops around town, you have the best of the city at your fingertips.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.79
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$19.79

Golden Tours York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide

Golden Tours York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide

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A hop-on hop-off bus is the perfect way to explore York on your terms. Sit on the bus and learn about the city's famous sights through an audio guide, and then hop off at any of the 20 stops that interest you. Along the way, pass by the York Minster, York Art Gallery, the National Railway Museum, Clifford's Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre, and the Monk Bar.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.79
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
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York Walking Tour including York Minster

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Delve into England’s colorful history and admire architecture dating back to the Middle Ages on this morning or afternoon York walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of York and discover landmarks including Bedern Hall, Clifford’s Tower, Fairfax House, King’s Manor, the Multangular Tower, St. Mary’s Abbey, Stonegate, and St. William’s College. Hear how Emperor Constantine, Guy Fawkes, and Richard III shaped modern York, and learn of the English Reformation as you explore York Minster.
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  • 2 hours
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$24.56
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York Walls Private Walking Tour

York Walls Private Walking Tour

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Uncover the medieval marvels of historic York on a bespoke walking tour with a private guide. Learn about York’s rich history as you walk around the centuries-old walls, pose for photos with a backdrop of the city or visit the wall museums (not included). Your private tour is yours to customize as you please, so you could also pay a visit to York Castle, stroll down the atmospheric The Shambles or take a peek inside the magnificent York Minster.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.20
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$74.20
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Private York Self-Guided Tour

Private York Self-Guided Tour

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Enjoy a fully flexible and independent way to discover York’s highlights and history with this self-led, smartphone audio tour. Upon booking, download the app to your smartphone, and use whenever suits your schedule. With the help of the included GPS map and directions, you’ll discover key landmarks like the York Minster, York City Walls, and the Shambles; will learn about the city’s Viking history; and much more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.12
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Private Ghost Tour of York

Private Ghost Tour of York

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Designed for travelers with a historical interest in the supernatural, this private 2-hour ghost tour of York — one of the most haunted cities in the world — allows you to customize your itinerary to suit you. Choose to visit sites with countless reports of ghost sightings, including York Minster, and The Shambles, and listen to frightening tales rooted in York’s 2,000-year-old history. The start time and location of your tour is up to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.20
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$74.20
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York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

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Ideal for travelers looking for the flexibility to determine their own itinerary, the York Pass provides access to a number of the region’s top attractions, including The Deep, Beningbrough Hall, and more. Don’t worry about buying individual admission tickets; instead, use the convenient and hassle-free York Pass to save time on the day, allowing you more time to enjoy the sights.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.01
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$68.01

Guided Bike Tour in York

Guided Bike Tour in York

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With beautiful architecture and medieval history, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but pounding the sidewalks on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, hop into the saddle and spin through the city streets by bicycle, and hit top attractions like York Minster with ease. Follow safe routes inside and outside the ancient city walls, with your guide bringing York’s colorful Roman and Viking history to life.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.15
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$32.15

Instagrammable York History Experience
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Instagrammable York History Experience

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The tour is back for 2021! It is especially aimed at those who are looking to have an enjoyable, entertaining walking tour combined with a focus on capturing the magic of the beautiful city of York for your memories & social media posts. The tour lasts 3 hours and takes you off the beaten track into areas that visitors often miss. You will learn some history and experience some wonderful sights and you will make a connection with the city that will stay with you. I believe in creating intimate experiences & moments that stay with you. The maximum group size I normally work with is limited to 10. However, in line with Government guidelines this is reduced to 5 for now. Small groups mean everyone stays involved & engaged & you can ask as many questions as you like. It also means there is always someone to help you to create your images with tips on how to capture the perfect shot or to take shots of you against some stunning backdrops that will get plenty of reaction on social media.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.55
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$18.55
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Private Viking Walk of York

Private Viking Walk of York

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Learn about York's history and legends on a 2-hour Viking walking tour with a private guide, Sigwulf. You'll walk through town to see historical landmarks and listen to stories from the Viking days. Departure time is flexible to suit your preferences.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.20
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of York PRIVATE Tour
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of York PRIVATE Tour

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Centuries-old buildings, traditions everywhere, and a lively atmosphere; York is a magical place! Join the local host of your choice on a tour that has it all. From a sight of the best highlights the city has to offer to the discovery of unique spots only the locals know about - this experience brings together the best of both worlds! Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin of York as you see the city’s main landmarks.This private tour will show you the city through the eyes of your local host.Each one of them has carefully created a unique itinerary based on their interests and passions.And while the landmarks might be the same, the stories, points of view and hidden gems will vary according to the host of your choice. Follow your host to one of their favorite spots and enjoy a tasting selected by them, for you.This is the perfect time to ask your host more about their life in their city and to get recommendations about the top things the locals like to do in York.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.42
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$55.42
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Private York Christmas Walking Tour

Private York Christmas Walking Tour

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During the festive season, the historic city of York is undoubtedly at its most magical. Enhance your expereince of York at Christmas time on a private 2-hour walking tour, ideal for families and first-time visitors. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll visit top York attractions such as York Minster and The Shambles, and learn about the city’s 2,000-year-old history. Being a private tour, the itinerary and start time can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.20
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$74.20
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Hello York! Private Walking Tour

Hello York! Private Walking Tour

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Join for a discovery walking tour of York, which gives you a fantastic overview of this beautiful city. Understand the history of this great walled city (and walk on the walls), from Roman history, through the Vikings all the way to chocolate.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.77
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Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

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With rich Roman and Viking history, and beautiful architecture, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but exploring independently means you may miss its hidden secrets. On this tour, follow your private guide through historic York and find out what makes the city special. Explore top attractions like Clifford's Tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Roman walls, and St Mary’s Abbey, and enjoy sweeping views along the River Ouse.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.89
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$225.89
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York Guide - Everybody Hates a Tourist

York Guide - Everybody Hates a Tourist

If you want to know where all the cool stuff to look at in York is, no fuss, easy, then this App is made for you. Travel isn't A to B it's all the colourful bits in between, the nooks and crannies, the secrets. This limited guide puts you in the driving seat, you open our map and see what you want to see ultra easy and with a 48 hour window an absolute bargain. Gunpowder York Witch - She was hanged alongside two men on Monday 20 March 1809. After her execution, her body was put on public display in Leeds and strips of her skin were tanned into leather and sold as magic charms to ward off evil spirits. Dick Turpin - Highwayman. A Plague House - With the ghost of a child peering out the window. (By appointment only) Alleyways that lead to magical views If you want an easy, stress free, meander through the city with our map to guide and look too whenever, then you my friend are a true traveler. “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” John Lennon.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$16.06
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$16.06

On the Beat Private Walking Tour in York: Murders, Crime, and Mystery

On the Beat Private Walking Tour in York: Murders, Crime, and Mystery

Enjoy a walking tour of York where the former officer-guide will give you insight into York’s criminal history, up until the present day. Learn about a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper, the unusual dealings at the York Magistrates Court and the old police station where police officers first started working from in 1892. Hear stories of dark dealings along the River Ouse. Visit the most famous street in York –the Shambles, one of the city’s 14th century streets, which played prominently in the Harry Potter films. Immerse yourself in the mysteries in the city’s sites which have stood for more than 2000 years, one of the world’s oldest police forces and of the city’s oldest inhabited house. Your private tour finishes at Guy Fawkes Inn in High Petergate, a traditional Yorkshire pub which overlooks York Minster.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Quirks & Snickets - A Treasure Hunt Walking Tour in York - The Secret City

Quirks & Snickets - A Treasure Hunt Walking Tour in York - The Secret City

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This Quirks & Snickets tour consists of a trail of clues that guide you around York. It takes the boredom out of repetitive walking tours, allows you to solve riddles, and helps you discover hidden sites that you might not find otherwise. The clues are easily accessed through your phone, making it a fun and convenient way to explore the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.55
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A Fun Engaging Costume Walking Tour in York

A Fun Engaging Costume Walking Tour in York

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We are a fun costume engaging tour of York. The TimeTraveller is not alone on his journey. Not one but two tour guides help immerse you in this engaging fascinating tour. The Time Traveller encounters different characters who give a first-hand account of ordinary life from that period. Props and artefacts help illuminate the key events in York's history.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.31
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York Fire Walk

York Fire Walk

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Learn about the fiery history behind York’s city walls on this walking tour with a difference. Learn about how a Volcanologist from France stopped the ancient city from burning down, and hear about the early life of famous anarchist and pyromaniac Guy Fawkes who was born in York itself. From your guides, Dr Simon Rogerson and Dr Liam Herringshaw, also learn about the history of York Minster, and its many hidden secrets.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.84
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Clifford's Tower hours of operation: Nov 4 2013 - Mar 31 2014: Daily 10am-4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.