One of our York u3a members, Richard Taylor, has been running a series of free walks based on historical times or events in the life of York. These walks are open to all members.

For individuals’ safety and to ensure everyone is able to hear the guide’s narration, numbers will be limited to 12. To register email Richard.


Siege (1644) – June 2023  

Part One : Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Part Two : Tuesdays 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Start: 1.30pm

Assembly:   (Part One)  outside King’s Manor, adjacent to York Art Galley.

(Part Two) St Mary’s Tower, corner of Bootham and Marygate

Warning: Each part is approximately 75 minutes and is routed along the city walls, involving steep steps.

Harrying of the North (1069)  – July 2023

Mondays 3rd, 10th ,17th ,24th 

Start: 1.30pm

Assembly: Constantine’s monument adjacent to the Minster.

Hiding in Plain Sight – September 2023

Mondays 11th , 18th, 25th.

Start: 1.30pm. 

Assembly: Forecourt of York Main Library

Duration: 75 minutes

Victorian Scandals – October 2023

Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th 

Start: 1.30pm

Assembly: The Post Office Club, Marygate. 

Duration: 90 minutes. 

 Warning: Part of the route involves the city walls and steep steps.

Plague & Pestilence (1349) – Oct/Nov 2023

Mondays 23rd, 30th October, 6th November

Start: 1.30pm 

Assembly: North Street Embankment opposite All Saints Church. 

Duration: 90 minutes.

Footsteps of the Georgians – November 2023

Mondays 13th, 20th, 27th

Assembly: Outside City Screen off Coney Street

Duration: 90 minutes