Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in York, United Kingdom

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 6.1 km
Ascend 58 m
Descend 67 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

253 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

254 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

316 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

739 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 6: St Andrews

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St Andrew's Church is a Grade II* listed building on St Andrewgate in the city centre of York, England.

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

209 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Jorvik DIG

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St Saviour's Church, on St Saviourgate in York, also known as St Saviour in the Marsh is a Grade II* listed former parish church in the Church of England in York.

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

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: The Parish of All Saints Pavement

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All Saints’ Church, Pavement, York is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in York. Services are from the Book of Common Prayer.

Wikipedia: All Saints' Church, Pavement, York (EN), Website

125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Jorvik Viking Centre

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The Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum and visitor attraction in York, England, containing lifelike mannequins and life-size dioramas depicting Viking life in the city. Visitors are taken through the dioramas in small carriages equipped with speakers. It was created by the York Archaeological Trust and opened in 1984. Its name is derived from Jórvík, the Old Norse name for York and the surrounding Viking Kingdom of Yorkshire.

Wikipedia: Jorvik Viking Centre (EN), Website

55 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: York Saint Mary's

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St Mary's Church, Castlegate, York is a Grade I listed former parish church in the Church of England in York.

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

82 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Fairfax House

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Fairfax House is a Georgian townhouse located at No. 27, Castlegate, York, England, near Clifford's Tower and York Castle Museum. It was probably built in the early 1740s for a local merchant and in 1759 it was purchased by Charles Gregory Fairfax, 9th Viscount Fairfax of Emley, who arranged for the interior to be remodelled by John Carr (architect). Fairfax was the widower of heiress Elizabeth Clifford, daughter of Hugh Clifford, 2nd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh: his inheritance from her death enabled him to purchase the house, which he intended as a home for his daughter from his first marriage, Ann Fairfax.

Wikipedia: Fairfax House (EN), Website

225 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: 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

371 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: York Dungeon

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York Dungeon is a tourist attraction in York, England. York Dungeon depicts history of the dungeon using actor led shows, special effects and displays of models and objects.

Wikipedia: York Dungeon (EN)

106 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Grand Opera House

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The Grand Opera House is a theatre on the corner of Clifford Street and Cumberland Street in York, North Yorkshire, England. The structure, which hosts touring productions of plays, musicals, opera and ballet, as well as one-off performances by comedians, and other theatrical and musical events, is a Grade II listed building.

Wikipedia: Grand Opera House, York (EN)

566 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 15: The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity

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Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in York.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York (EN)

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Micklegate Bar Museum

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The City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar is located in the southern gatehouse of the historical city walls of York, England. It is operated by the Jorvik Group and uses maps, display screens and video presentations to tell the story of the fortifications surrounding the city.

Wikipedia: City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar (EN)

40 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 17: Bar Convent Museum

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Bar Convent Museum Gordon Hatton / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, at Micklegate Bar, York, England, established in 1686, is the oldest surviving Catholic convent in the British Isles. The laws of England at this time prohibited the foundation of Catholic convents and as a result of this, the convent was both established and operated in secret.

Wikipedia: Bar Convent (EN)

380 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: St. Mary's Church

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St Mary Bishophill Junior, York is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England, in the Bishophill area of York.

Wikipedia: St Mary Bishophill Junior, York (EN), Website

409 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 19: Baile Hill

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Baile Hill

Baile Hill is a man-made earth mound in the Bishophill area of York, England. It is the only remaining feature of what was known as the Old Baile.

Wikipedia: Baile Hill (EN)

982 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 20: Rowntree Park

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Rowntree Park is a 20-acre (8.1 ha) park in York, England open to the public, featuring children's playgrounds, tennis courts, bowling greens, basketball court, skateboarding area and general areas for picnicking. The park also features a large lake, a canal and a water cascade, and is home to many ducks, swans and Canada geese. The park's outdoor swimming pool was demolished in the face of strong public protest in the 1980s.

Wikipedia: Rowntree Park (EN), Website

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