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Fire-powered Family Tour of York

York Hidden History Walks

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This Bonfire Night weekend, jump into the flames of York's explosive past with our brand-new, Fire-powered Family Tour of York!

Led by expert guides, Dr. Simon Rogerson and Dr. Liam Herringshaw, our Fire-powered Family Tour blazes a trail into York's hidden history, illuminating highlights that other tours miss.

In the shadow of York Minster, we’ll light the fuse with the tale of Guy Fawkes, revealing how a group of York schoolboys ended up fanning the flames of the Gunpowder Plot.

We’ll then set the Minster ablaze with the incendiary Martin brothers, chase volcanoes down Stonegate, and salute the French World War 2 hero who saved York from burning to the ground. And we’ll finish in hot water at the town’s Roman Baths.

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Pass By: St. Michael le Belfrey Church, High Petergate, York YO1 7EN England

We meet outside St Michael le Belfrey Church and introduce Guy Fawkes and the York school friends with whom he ended up fanning the flames of the Gunpowder Plot.

Pass By: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England

At York Minster, we'll gather outside the South Transept and admire the famous Rose Window. We will discuss the many fires that have struck the historic cathedral, and tell the tale of the incendiary Martin brothers.

Pass By: Stonegate, York YO1 8AW England

On the ancient paved street of Stonegate, we'll stop outside number 23 to meet a volcano-chasing eye surgeon, who traveled the world using a 'magic lantern' to study eruptions.

Stop At: St. Helen's Square, City Centre, York YO1 8QN England

In St Helen's Square, we'll stand on a volcanic rock whilst looking for a lantern tower! We will then walk around onto Coney Street, to the church of St Martin le Grand, to meet a French World War 2 hero who saved York from burning to the ground.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Roman Bath, 9 St. Sampsons Square, York YO1 8RN England

We will conclude our tour outside the Roman Bath Museum with some warming tales of Roman baths and fires.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Our Walks are entirely outdoors, and we follow the latest UK Government guidance on working safely during coronavirus (
  • An on-foot tour of York led by an expert guide

1 hour

Return Details
The Roman Bath, 9 St Sampsons Square, York YO1 8RN, UK

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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the York Hidden History Walks in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.