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York Guided Historic Pub Walks

Up Next: 10th August 2024, 3:00pm
Location: Minstergate- junction of College Street and Goodramgate, YO1 7LG
07592 547 326 Call Us
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Discover an alternative history of York by taking this unique guided walk through the city centre. York has a reputation for having a pub for everyday of the year. Find out about some of the oldest as well as the people and events associated with them. Inquests, riots, politics, plagues, religious influence, bizarre entertainments and strange auctions, York's pub history provides a strong picture of the social life of the city.

Walks start next to the National Trust shop at the junction of College Street and Goodramgate. Tours last for approx. 2 hours, (2.5 with an optional refreshment stop, subject to suitable space being available).

The guide is an experienced volunteer city guide.

Laura 2023 "Had an amazing tour today with Keith. He was so engaging and seemed to know just about everything that had happened in the city for the last 2000 years! Any questions we had he knew the answers to and it's the best city tour I've ever been on. Thank you so much for an amazing day!"

All funds raised go towards supporting a local York charity scheme. For further information use the following link . A donation of £6.00pp cash on arrival is requested. Groups of 4 or more are offered a discount for a donation of £5.00pp

For further information use the following link

Reservations here are preferred but it is advisable to ring 07592547326 if you have not booked.

To maintain Covid safety group size is limited and mask wearing discretionary.

In addition to the published dates private tours can be arranged for groups of six or more on mutually convenient dates as well as those published. Further information can be obtained through contacting Keith Martin on 07592547326 or

For times and reservations click here

Reviews here

Fiona Laing: i weekend December 2021

"They say there is a bar for each day of the year in York. They come in all shapes and sizes and there is even a walking tour, which traces their history, some dating back to the 16th century. Keith Martin will share his passion for York's oldest pubs in return for a donation to Keep Your Pet a charity which helps people keep their animals at difficult times"

If you wish to donate to Keep Your Pet please use this link and please refer to the KYP Historic Pub Walks

All money raised from the walks will support Keep Your Pet, a charity run by Age Uk York. This project has been established to help older people look after their pets at times of health or other difficulties.

York Guided Historic Pub Walks Opening Hours

Tours run regularly

Please check our site to reserve

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