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York's Hidden History

Uncover the secrets of the city
Location: York city centre (Postal address: 8 Holly Bank Road, York. YO24 4EB.)
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About Us

If you're looking for city walks with a difference, join York's Hidden History as we uncover York's ancient, natural, and scientific secrets. Our expert guides, Dr Simon Rogerson and Dr Liam Herringshaw, bring York's Hidden History to life with knowledge and humour.

During the autumn and winter, we offer private tours and walks for individuals, couples, families, and groups small and large. Please contact us via email ( and we'll be happy to discuss what you're looking for.

If you're coming to York over the Bonfire Night weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November, we are offering our Fire-powered Family Tours of York, which you can book via our York Fire Walk Tripadvisor page:

Saturday November 5th at 2pm, starting outside Michael-le-Belfrey church, High Petergate.

Sunday November 6th at 2pm, starting outside Michael-le-Belfrey church, High Petergate.

Our regular 'Elements of York' walks are the York Air Walk, the York Fire Walk, the York Earth Walk, and the York Water Walk, which last 90 to 120 minutes. During the summer (April-September), these walks take place on Fridays and Sundays at 10am and 2pm, and tickets must be booked in advance via Tripadvisor. Morning walks start on Bar Street, inside Micklegate Bar (What3Words location =silent.bets.suffer). Afternoon walks start in York Museum Gardens, by the Yorkshire Museum sign (What3Words location = hype.digs.event).

Our 'Elements of York' walks are aimed at over-11s, but we also offer family events, such as York Fossil Hunts. Again, if you're looking for a private fossil tour of York, please drop us a line at

Opening Times

Autumn 2022 to Easter 2023:

From Autumn 2022 to Easter 2023, we are offering private tours for couples, families, and small groups. Please get in touch via email or phone and we'll be happy to discuss what you're looking for.

From 14th April 2023:

Our York's Hidden History walks will take place on Fridays and Sundays:
10am - York Air Walk / York Earth Walk, starting at Micklegate Bar.
2pm - York Fire Walk / York Water Walk, starting in York Museum Gardens.

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