Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in York, United Kingdom


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 2.1 km
Ascend 12 m
Descend 16 m

Explore York in United Kingdom with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in York

Sight 1: St Lawrence Church

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St Lawrence Church

St Lawrence Parish Church is an active Anglican church in York, England. It is situated in Lawrence Street, just outside Walmgate Bar.

Wikipedia: St Lawrence's Church, York (EN), Website

569 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: York Barbican

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York Barbican is an indoor entertainment venue located in York, England. Named after the nearby barbican attached to Walmgate Bar, the venue hosts a busy calendar of live music, comedy and sports, as well as business events and conferences. It has a 1,500 seating capacity and a 1,900 standing capacity.

Wikipedia: York Barbican (EN), Website

90 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Fishergate Bar

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Fishergate Bar The original uploader was Steve nova at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

York has, since Roman times, been defended by walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain, and York has more miles of intact wall than any other city in England. They are known variously as York City Walls, the Bar Walls and the Roman walls. The walls are generally 13 feet (4m) high and 6 feet (1.8m) wide. They are the longest town walls in England.

Wikipedia: York city walls (EN)

163 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: St George's Catholic Church

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St George's Roman Catholic church is located in the centre of the city of York, England, on George Street in the Diocese of Middlesbrough. The Church was designed by Joseph Hansom and was the first pro-Cathedral of the Diocese of Beverley.

Wikipedia: St George's Roman Catholic Church, York (EN)

326 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: National Centre for Early Music

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The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) is an organisation which encourages, promotes and disseminates early music. Located in York, England, it is based in the converted and extended, Grade I listed medieval church of St Margaret, Walmgate. Each year, the NCEM organises the York Early Music Festival.

Wikipedia: National Centre for Early Music (EN), Website

316 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Church of St. Denys

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St Denys' Church, York is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England on Walmgate in York.

Wikipedia: St Denys's Church, York (EN)

614 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: York Castle Museum

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York Castle Museum Jitka Erbenová (cheva) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The York Castle Museum is a museum located in York, North Yorkshire, England, on the site of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The museum itself was founded by John L. Kirk in 1938, and is housed in prison buildings which were built on the site of the castle in the 18th century, the debtors' prison and the female prison.

Wikipedia: York Castle Museum (EN), Website


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