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Take our guided tour of the historical wall around the city
of York

You know those audio guides you can rent out at museums? Well, these are street versions you can use to visit historical sites outside; an exciting and revolutionary way to visit famous and historical locations around Britain. Dramatised audio guided strolls entertain you on the move anytime, anyday to suit your own schedule. Surround yourself with the people and sounds of the past as history unfolds before you. In audio CD format, complete with an easy to follow map to guide the visitor to ‘Stroll’ points where short dramatised plays come to life.

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York Wall Guided Stroll


The York Wall Heritage Stroll with Gracie (Played by Bobbie Browne ex Royal Shakespeare Company) accompanies the visitor from Lendal Bridge up onto the wall around the city and back to Lendal Bridge. Around the wall Gracie tells many stories and introduces the visitor to Sarah Brocklebank who lost the keys to the city, Dick Turpin, Richard III, William Etty, one of York’s finest artists who now has paintings on display in some of the most famous Art Galleries around the world.

YOUR ROUTE: Micklegate Bar, Baile Hill / Cliffords Tower, Castle Museum, Fairfax House, Regimental Museum, Dick Turpin’s Grave, Walmgate Bar, Red Tower, Layerthorpe Postern, Monk Bar, Bootham Bar, Exhibition Square, St Olave’s Church, St. Mary’s Abbey Ruins, Yorkshire Museum, Multangular Tower
  • Full-length audio CD with Map included
  • Guided tour you can play on your personal CD player while taking the walk
  • Listen at home for a virtual historic tour
  • Gift idea: give someone you know the opportunity to have an interesting day out in London or other historical centres in the UK



A bit about York's history: York’s turbulent history can be traced back nearly 2,000 years. It begins in earnest in AD71 when the Romans, at the height of their powers, conquered the Celtic tribes known as the Brigantes and founded Eboracum which, by the 4th century, was the capital of lower Britain. In the 7th century, known as Eoferwic, it was the chief city of the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin of Northumbria and, two centuries later as Jorvik, it became an important trading centre for the Vikings. The city was ravaged by William the Conqueror, but by the Middle Ages it had again become an important commercial centre. In the 16th and 17th centuries Tudor and Stuart kings were among its visitors, in Georgian times it was the social capital of the north, and in the 19th century, with the coming of the railway, its industrial future was assured. Today, while trade and industry are still important, it is the preservation of its long and varied history which has brought it world fame. For here, visitors can not only hear about England’s history, they can actually see it and walk in it. Truly York is ageless – a city for all time and all people.



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