York’s history dates back 2,000 years – Roman fortress, Viking port, centre of Church and State government from Norman times, major Victorian railway junction. Even its industry – chocolate – is palatable. This tour explores the city on foot, visiting major historic sites, hidden gems and unforgettable eating-places.
The 44-page handbook for this April 2009 tour gives a chronological account of the city's history from Roman times through to the twentieth century, along with detailed information about the Minster, the City Walls and the parish churches, with a short reading-list and a perambulation of the sites of interest on a walk between the Jorvik Centre and St Mary’s Abbey.Price £15.00 including postage and packing.
Please send a cheque, payable to Mike Higginbottom, to 63 Vivian Road, Sheffield, S5 6WJ.
To see sample pages please click here.
For further sidelights on locations featured in this handbook, please go to Apocalyptic visions, Corinthian café, Excuse for a sneck-lifter, Georgian style, Lead, Kindly Light, Rail museum proceeds with caution, Resurgam, The Yorkshire Lutyens and Unfinished symphony.