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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.

Throughout the year, 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.

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

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

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Year-round, we offer 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 Sunday April 16th 2023:

Our York's Hidden History walks take place on Sundays and Fridays:

Sundays, 10am - York Air Walk, starting at Micklegate Bar.

Sundays 2pm - York Fire Walk, starting in York Museum Gardens.

Fridays, 10am - York Earth Walk, starting at Micklegate Bar.

Fridays, 2pm - York Water Walk, starting in York Museum Gardens.

Our regular walks last 90-120 minutes. Please book your tickets via our Tripadvisor page:

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