Exploring Instagrammable York history

York, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by John

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet outside York Library for a gentle 3 hour Photowalk, giving us loads of time for stories & photos. Along the way, I will provide tips and advice on how to capture captivating images of the city you will want to share. This is a friendly walk in a small group and we always take the time to introduce ourselves so that you will feel part of the group.

We start with the stunning vaulted remains of the medieval hospital, the only surviving Roman walls you can walk on and the remains of the Roman fortress. We'll take the secret entrance into the enchanting Museum gardens to walk amongst the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. From there it's Henry VIII's glorious King's Manor and then through the ancient gateway for some spectacular and unusual views of York Minster. We will view the Minster up close and explore the alleyways to find the oldest house in the city, Barley Hall and the historic street of the ladies of the night. We will follow the Viking route back into the bustle, diverting into a stunning hidden church, you'll want to capture before we show you views of the Shambles most visitors miss. Then we take in York's best-kept secret Fossgate, before a hidden alley takes into a stunning Medieval Guildhall followed by a riverside walk to York Castle. Finally, it is a charming riverside walk before we complete our tour in the heart of the cit
Other things to note
This is mostly an easy walk on solid ground, however, it does involve some stairs to access the city walls. There will be opportunities for additional comfort breaks if required

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We'll meet outside York Library for a gentle 3 hour Photowalk, giving us loads of time for stories & photos. Along the way, I will provide tips and advice on how to capture captivating images of the city you will want to share. This is a friendly walk in a small group and we always take the time to introduce ourselves so that you will feel part of the group.

We start with the stunning vaulted remains of the medieval hospital, the onl…

What's included

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Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I am a natural storyteller & history graduate with a great bunch of stories & insight that I love sharing about York. I am a qualified digital marketer and social media expert & I love sharing the Instagrammable highlights of the hidden city that even most locals would miss to help you capture your unique experience in our beautiful city
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From £20/ person

Where you'll be

We will explore the ancient streets, sights, and alleyways of the city, getting away from the crowds to help you experience the rich history and capture it in unforgettable images you will want to share. You will see the best of York - the Minster, the city walls, the stunning medieval buildings, hear stories that will surprise and delight you and leave you with an album full of images that perfectly capture your visit to the old city

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 159 reviews.

Tomomi
October 2021
John is really friendly and has vast knowledge of York's history. He also has great advice and ideas for capturing York's beauty. We had an amazing afternoon and highly recommend this photograph tour for photography enthusiasts.
Gabriella
October 2021
I can highly recommend this tour with John. He is knowledgeable and engaging and since it was my first time to York I now have a real understanding of its role through the ages and lots of lovely pictures as well.
Yoseph
October 2021
John's extensive knowledge of York's history and suggestions on how to best capture pictures of the sites which exemplify it made this a great tour.
David
October 2021
John really is ideal guide if you want to discover some of York’s hidden secrets. In addition his knowledge is so good that he is able to tailor the content of information so it matched our personal interests. This really was a very enjoyable afternoon and I certainly recommend booking one of his tours. David
Ebony
September 2021
A brilliant tour! John is not only super knowledgeable about the history and a great storyteller but I also loved how he was giving us tips on how to get the best photos for Instagram and in general. Would definitely recommend it!
Abigail
September 2021
John is so knowledgeable about York and the historical context he gave as well as the way he linked it to current affairs was brilliant. He was a joy to be around and I really appreciated the time he took to personalise the tour around our interests. Highly recommended

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    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    Camera

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