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York Bonfire Walk

Location: Meet outside St Michael le Belfrey church, High Petergate.
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Discover York's explosive history this Bonfire Night on our family-friendly, fire-powered York Bonfire Walk!

We'll meet some incendiary local schoolboys, the flammable Martin brothers, and the French WW2 pilot who saved York from burning to the ground. Oh yes, and we'll also chase meet the Stonegate volcano-chaser and find some imperial Romans getting into hot water!

The York Bonfire Walk takes place at 2pm and 4pm on Sunday November 5th 2023, and lasts around an hour. Tickets are limited, so please book in advance to guarantee your spot.

York's Hidden History Opening Hours

We offer private tours for couples, families, and groups throughout the year. Please get in touch via social media (@yorkshiddenhist), email ( or phone and we'll be happy to discuss what you're looking for.


York's Hidden History Unlocked

For York Unlocked weekend (Sat 7th & Sun 8th October 2023) we are offering a special programme of 'York's Hidden History Unlocked' walks. Find out more, and book your tickets, on our Eventbrite page:


York Bonfire Walk

Join us this Bonfire Night, Sunday November 5th, at 2pm or 4pm for a family-friendly, fire-powered tour of York. On the York Bonfire Walk we'll meet some incendiary York schoolboys, the flammable Martin brothers, and the French pilot who helped save the city from burning to the ground. Spaces are limited, so please book your tickets in advance via Tripadvisor.


Elements of York:

Together, our Air, Fire, Earth, and Water walks make up the 'Elements of York'. Please keep an eye on our Tripadvisor page ( for upcoming walks.


Guilded Tours of York's Hidden History

Please keep an eye on our Eventbrite page ( for upcoming Guilded Tours.

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