York Tour 1
York Station to Clifford's Tower
You start your first York guided 'walk' at the Station. Rail has played a huge role in the modern history of York and it is a fitting place for us to begin our tour. Just along the road from us lies the National Rail Museum. We've designed this tour of York to be useful to anyone visiting the city. Starting from York Railway Station means that day visitors to the city will be able to follow this tour path easily. Because York's Old Town area is so compact, the whole walking tour can be taken in real life in a day!
Coming out of York Station you are greeted by the sight of the famous York Walls. There are few cities in the England that hit you so soon with the past. York's City Walls are covered in detail in another of our York tours but you will see more of them on this tour as well. In fact, your first tour swings round before eventually heading inside the walled city.
The tour enters the old city through the imposing Micklegate Bar. This was the main southern entry of medieval York and many famous people, including Richard III, Henry VII and even our own Elizabeth II passed through this gateway in the city walls. Fortunately for our present monarch no heads were displayed on this famous gateway as they had been during medieval times!
You then pass through the Micklegate area before crossing over the River Ouse. Ouse Bridge takes us on to King's Staith and onwards to St George's Field. Your first tour finishes at one of York's most iconic sights -
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This tour has been split up into three sub-
You can try a scene from this Interactive Guided Tour.
Our tour begins outside York Station. We walk around part of the outside of York's walls before we enter the historic old town through the Micklegate Bar.
The history of York is entwined with the history of the River Ouse. We will meet the Ouse and the Foss on our tours around York. We also hear the history of some of the many bridges that span the Ouse.
King's Staith is a fantastic place to sit in the sun during the summer months. We learn a little of it's history as we walk along the promenade area on our way to Clifford's Tower at the start of our second York tour.