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Visit York Residents Festival 2016

FREE Tours and Walks

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Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York

Exhibition Square

07966 196292

All year round every day. A free walking tour of York taking approximately two hours with skilled, trained guides. Commencing at Exhibition Square. Established by the City Council in 1951. Tours begin at 10.15am and 1.15pm.

Pre-booking is not required.

The Ghost Trail of York

01904 633276

West Doors of York Minster

Sunday 29 Jan


The Ghost Trail, tales of terrific tragedies and dread and dark deeds. 6.00pm (prompt) from the West Doors of York Minster (beneath the twin bell tower). Whatever the weather. A ghost walk of about one hour.

NEW Guided Historic Pub Walk

Walk starts at the Royal Oak, 18 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LG

07506 570234

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

3.30pm - 5.00pm

A guided walk through the city centre covering the history, events and people associated with approximately 15 of York’s historic pubs. Duration 1.5 hours.

Pre-booking is required.

NEW - The Rowntree Society; Guided Walk No 4

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00pm 1st walk, Last walk 15.00

To celebrate the launch of a new book – Five Rowntree Walks – from chocolate comes change, the Rowntree Society will be putting on Walk No. 4 which guides you around the Haxby Road area, starting from the Joseph Rowntree Theatre and past the Library, Nuffield Hospital, Swimming baths, the war memorial and as far as the former Rowntree sports field.The walks are every hour on the half-hour, with six walks on the Saturday and six on the Sunday. First walk is at 10.00 and the last walk at 15.00 on both days. The walk takes around half an hour and will help you to burn the equivalent of one KitKat finger in calories!

At the end of the walk you’ll be able to pick up your own copy of the book so you can do the other walks later on your own.

Pre-Booking is not required

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How do I get my YorkCard?

YorkCards are available from all of York’s public libraries. There’s a £5.00 administration charge for adults and cards are free for under 18s. The YorkCard also entitles you to free or discounted entry to a range of leisure facilties and attractions in York throughout the year.

First York

Save on travel with First in York over Residents’ Festival weekend..

First Day Group ticket (valid for up to 4 people) available for £5.00* on presentation of a valid YorkCard.

*Available to purchase any time on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January. Valid for any 4 people. Customers travelling on the same ticket must board together. Normal price £7.60.


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