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York - A walk in the Gardens - St Mary's Abbey and the Museum Gardens

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A walk in the Gardens - St Mary's Abbey and the Museum Gardens

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(113 reviews)
Central York, York, United Kingdom
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

See York at its most beautiful as we stroll through the Museum Gardens, home to the Roman Fortress and the medieval St Mary's Abbey. Find out why a marital tiff led to the founding of York and why the Romans chose the location for what became England's second city. As we tour the gardens and the spectacular remains of St Mary's Abbey you will learn about life in the 13th century abbey, why it brought death and decay to the city and why the richest abbey in Northern Britain it now stands in ruins. This beautiful location in central York is perfect for a walk, with stunning Roman and medieval architecture nested amongst beautiful landscaped gardens laid out in the 1830s. John, you guide will take you another unforgettable walk in what is known as England's most beautiful city.


Meet John Wright

John Wright

Take a walk with John through the ancient streets of York. John is a natural storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about the city. He will help you to make a connection with the beautiful city that will stay with you. His passion for his home city of York shines through as he shares his thoughts on the city, its’ history, stories, fascinating characters and quirks. John’s enthusiasm and his ability to entertain and explain will guarantee you a memorable and intimate experience.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Coralee🌞📷🌎 M.

23 August 2021

Really enjoyed this informative tour, incorporating the gardens. Great picture opportunities given. Another great tour by John Wright!

Janet (Calgary, Canada) M.

22 August 2021

Loved loved loved this tour!!!!!

Cindy (in London) M.

16 August 2021

I didn't see the full tour, but that was my fault, I was running late. John was a pleasure to listen to. He certainly has a lot of information that he tells the viewer with care and forethought. Loved it

Mary W.

16 August 2021

As always, John goes over and above to stuff his tour with historical information and lovely views. He's a fantastic guide who loves interacting with his audience. You will come away wanting to move to Yorkshire immediately. Highly recommended.

Mark (UK) R.

16 August 2021

An enjoyable tour of the gardens. Johns tours are always great


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