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White Rose York Tours

Tour Guide

High Petergate, York, YO1 7EH
River Ouse


COVID-19 Information

During the current crisis, we have taken the decision to suspend our regular free tours, following advice from the government. We hope this situation is only temporary and that we can recommence as soon as it is safe to do so. 

During this time, we will accept private bookings for small groups. These will be limited in nature and with all safety precautions adhered to. Please see our website or contact us by email or phone for more details.


White Rose York Tours provide a free three hour tour that is like stepping back through all of England's history. For two thousand years, York has been at the centre of the nation's affairs, and our self-employed guides will bring that history to life in an entertaining and ery informative way as they lead you through lush parks and narrow lanes, past grand churches and palaces, by ruined castles and abbeys and along the historic city walls.

Our free tours are in the English language only. We can organise private tours in English, French, German or Spanish, please contact us for a price..

Our walking tour includes
York minster and the Liberty of St Peter
City Walls and Gatehouses
St Mary's Abbey and the Museum Gardens
The Shambles
Clifford's Tower and the Castle Museum
Roman and Viking Invasions
Catholic Saints and Martyrs
English Kings and Queens
Dick Turpin and the truth about the moonlight ride

Our tours commence everyday come rain or shine throughout the year at 11am, outside the West Entrance of York Minster. We also have tours at 3pm April to October, and at 1pm on Fridays and Saturdays November to March. Just look for our guides in the distinctive White Rose York tee-shirts.

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Road Directions

Tours commence from close to the West Entrance of York Minster, under the tree opposite the groups entrance. The tour start point is a short walk from the bus stops at Exhibition Square or outside Museum Gardens, which are served by many bus outes. York Railway Station is around half a mile distant on a direct route. Simply follow the city walls and cross the Lendal Bridge, and the Minster is directly ahead of you. The Marygate, Bootham Row and Union Terrace car parks are all within 10 minutes walk. Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 0.5 miles away.

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