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The Story of Guy Fawkes

The Story of Guy Fawkes

Duration:1.5 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, an organisation that trains people who have experienced homelessness to be tour guides. Vicki is one of York's first Invisible Cities guides and has trained for several months before offering you this tour.

About Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities is a global social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. We offer alternative walking tours to tourists and locals alike. All money made through the tours is used to support our guides further with education and training.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Invisible Cities. .

What we’ll do

Beyond a tale of gunpowder, treason and plot, this tour tells the comprehensive story of Guy Fawkes, from his family history in York to growing up and the influences surrounding him as a Protestant and later a recusant Catholic. Tour guide Vicki first became interested in Guy Fawkes in 2009, and her passion is one of the reasons that she moved to the city. She interweaves her own personal…

What to bring

Comfy walking shoes
Umbrella (the tour will go ahead rain or shine)

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Where you'll be

This tour offers the complete story of one of York’s most famous characters, while also taking in beautiful buildings, including the church where Guy Fawkes and his sisters were christened, as well as some little known places within the city that even the locals are generally unaware of. In addition to Guy Fawkes, the tour covers Kings Henry VIII, James I, and Charles I, William Etty RA, and St Margaret Clitherow.


Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

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The Story of Guy Fawkes
7 reviews
From £10/person
7 reviews
From £10/person