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The Uncomfortable York™ Tour

Experience a unique tour of the historic city highlighting diverse histories.

  • Meet at the Statue of Queen Elizabeth II, Deangate, Minster Yard

Service Description

Join us on a unique walking tour of the city, highlighting diverse stories and untold histories. Walking through the beautiful city centre, you will learn about the contentious state of historical memory, the impact of class and gender on the layout of the city, and uncover the experiences of LGBTQIA+ and racialised peoples from York's past. This tour invites attendees to will see beneath the surface and uncover the lesser know histories of York. The tour was written and researched by academic historians and is delivered by trained guides. It asks questions that provoke new ways of seeing the city landscape and its history. Uncomfortable York was launched in 2023 with the support of the University of York Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP). *Accessibility:* The tour features several stops around the centre of York over the course of 1.5 hours. Tour contains no stairs or curbs, but please note sometimes uneven pavement in the city centre and crowding on busy days.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Tickets can be cancelled or rescheduled up to 24 hours before the scheduled tour time. Sometimes we take photographs on our tours for promotional purposes, for use on our website or social media pages. By booking with us, it is assumed that you consent to being photographed while participating in this activity. We always endeavor to avoid taking any images with faces visible. Your consent can be withdrawn at anytime before or after the activity, by emailing us directly.


Contact Details

info@uncomfortableyork.com

Piccadilly Business Centre, Aldow Enterprise Park Manchester M12 6AE, UK


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