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Quirks & Snickets: An immersive treasure hunt-style experience - The Secret City

Quirks & Snickets: An immersive treasure hunt-style experience - The Secret City - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 4 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

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$31.32

Immerse yourself in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt-style adventure. Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance ... More info ›

Immerse yourself in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt-style adventure. Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance. Decode the clue and search nearby to find the answer. All on your mobile phone.

"We had a great time, seeing some interesting hidden gems and generally "observing" more than you normally do!"
"This was great fun for a sunny day out! Right mix of hard and difficult questions and a good walk too :)"
"A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up there as one of the best"
"Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it thanks."
"Thank you so much it was great to be honest!"
"Was great fun and a good way to see the city"

Itinerary

Distance: 4.0 km
Local knowledge Required: 1 / 5
Difficulty: 1 / 5
Avg Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Number of clues: 17

At half way and end earn yourself a break in a fantastic local pub or cafe. Ideal for all in all weather – just bring a coat! Assemble your team of 2 or more (friends, family, colleagues, a date..) and set the time.

A different way to explore a city’s lesser known sights and areas.

How it works:
Each clue, sent to your mobile phone, leads you to a new location within walking distance. Solve the clue and search for the answer, reply with the correct answer to unlock the next step. Hints are available if you need a helping hand and you can also receive messages if you're lost.
Have a competitive streak? Your progress is timed and ranked on our leader board, time to challenge your friends!

"A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up there as one of the best"
"Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff."

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Whitby - Goathland and the North York Moors from York

Whitby - Goathland and the North York Moors from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$47.61

Enjoy a visit to Whitby and see the North York Moors in winter on this exclusive small-group tour from York. Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to the medieval market town of Helmsley, discover the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole and travel across the heart of the wild and rugged North York Moors National Park ... More info ›

Enjoy a visit to Whitby and see the North York Moors in winter on this exclusive small-group tour from York. Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to the medieval market town of Helmsley, discover the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole and travel across the heart of the wild and rugged North York Moors National Park. Enjoy two hours in the fabulous seaside town of Whitby, famous for fish and chips as well as its association with Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker's Dracula. You'll also enjoy a stroll through the charming moorland village of Goathland, known as "Aidensfield" to Heartbeat fans and as "Hogsmeade" to Harry Potter fans, before returning across the Moors and through Pickering on the way back to York.

This exclusive small-group tour has only 8 passengers per group, so you'll be guaranteed a truly personalised tour of Yorkshire with a native, born and bred Yorkshireman. You'll meet your Yorkshire guide at 8:45am in the heart of York, close to York Minster, and hop into your climate-controlled minivan for the day's excursion across the North Yorkshire countryside.

The tour begins with a drive to the market town of Helmsley, pausing on the way to admire the ruins of Byland Abbey. In Helmsley you can enjoy 45 minutes to explore at leisure, taking the chance to wander through the charming streets or to enjoy tea or coffee in a local cafe or tearoom. The tour then continues up to the idyllic stone village of Hutton-le-Hole, where you'll have time for a short stroll across the village before travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park, learning about the amazing history, wildlife and culture of the region and enjoying a scenic photo stop along the way.

Your destination on the far side of the Moors is the seaside town of Whitby, where you'll have two hours at leisure to explore at your own pace. You can discover the famous cliff-top Abbey, enjoy a fish-and-chips lunch, explore the cobbled streets, historic cottages, and beautiful beach, or shop for Whitby jet.

From Whitby, you'll return through the North York Moors as you travel through Sleights and onto the village of Goathland, nestled at the bottom of a wide valley surrounded by the heather-clad hills of the North York Moors. Fans of Heartbeat, the long-running ITV drama series, will recognize this as Aidensfield: you'll have chance to visit the Aidensfield Arms, pop into Aidensfield Stores and Post Office, and see what's happening at Scripps Garage. Love Harry Potter? Don't miss the chance to capture pictures at Goathland station, which did duty as Hogsmeade Station for the filming of the Harry Potter movies.

The return journey to York offers the chance to see the ancient wall paintings in Pickering's Church of St Peter & St Paul. The tour concludes back in York city centre, in time to attend Evensong at York Minster.

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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey day trip from York

Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey day trip from York - York, United Kingdom
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Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$58.89

Discover two of Yorkshire’s finest attractions on grand tour from York. On this small-group tour from York you’ll spend an unforgettable day visiting Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park – the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cistercian Monastery and Georgian Water Gardens – and the amazing Castle Howard estate (made famous as the location of ‘Brideshead Revisited’) ... More info ›

Discover two of Yorkshire’s finest attractions on grand tour from York. On this small-group tour from York you’ll spend an unforgettable day visiting Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park – the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cistercian Monastery and Georgian Water Gardens – and the amazing Castle Howard estate (made famous as the location of ‘Brideshead Revisited’). You'll also spend lunchtime in the rural village of Kilburn, with the option of a leisurely lunch or a stunning walk around Yorkshire's White Horse.

On this small-group tour from York you will be taken to two of Yorkshire’s most celebrated destinations in the company of a knowledgeable local driver-guide. You’ll travel with an experienced guide, exploring the countryside of North Yorkshire on the way to Fountains Abbey and Castle Howard.

The day begins with a journey past the city of Ripon to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park. The site is home to a breathtaking combination of attractions, including the amazingly well-preserved ruins of Fountains Abbey, one of the UK’s largest Cistercian monasteries. During your time at Fountains Abbey you can explore the monastery ruins, the world-renowned Georgian Water Gardens and the wonderful Studley Royal Estate. You can stroll along a riverside path, visit the watermill and enjoy a drink in the beautifully appointed Lakeside Café. Finally, the tour continues from Fountains Abbey through the medieval deer park, home to three breeds of deer and beautiful views down to Ripon Cathedral in the centre of Ripon.

The next stop is the rural village of Kilburn, where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch, enjoy a tour of the Robert Thompson Mouseman Visitor Centre – or take an exhilarating walk around Yorkshire's famous White Horse, a fantastic route which (on a clear day) offers breathtaking views across the Yorkshire countryside.

In the afternoon the tour continues with a drive through the countryside to the world-famous Castle Howard Estate. During your visit to Castle Howard you’ll be able access the extensive estate, grounds and gardens. You can discover the magnificent Temple of the Four Winds – Castle Howard’s summer house – which enjoys a fantastic position at the corner of the estate and offers unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside. You will also be able to explore the amazing house itself. Castle Howard has been the home of the Howard family since it was first built in 1706; the ‘castle’ has been one of England’s grandest and best-loved stately homes ever since, welcoming Royalty, dignitaries, heads of state, important politicians and celebrated special guests ever since. The filming of ‘Brideshead Revisited’ – both the TV adaptation and the Hollywood movie – took place on the estate and in many rooms of the house. Your tour of the house will be enhanced by the guides stationed in almost every room of the house.

Leaving Castle Howard, you’ll return to York to conclude the tour.

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Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey, and North York Moors half-day tour from York

Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey, and North York Moors half-day tour from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 6 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$40.09

Explore the Yorkshire countryside, discover the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and enjoy a scenic drive into the North York Moors on this afternoon small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit the market town of Helmsley, see the ruins of Byland Abbey and have the option to take a walk through the gorgeous countryside of North Yorkshire.

Meet your group and your Yorkshire-born guide in the center of York at midday for the scenic 50-minute drive to the medieval market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors ... More info ›

Explore the Yorkshire countryside, discover the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and enjoy a scenic drive into the North York Moors on this afternoon small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit the market town of Helmsley, see the ruins of Byland Abbey and have the option to take a walk through the gorgeous countryside of North Yorkshire.

Meet your group and your Yorkshire-born guide in the center of York at midday for the scenic 50-minute drive to the medieval market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors. Along the way, you'll pause for photos at the ruins of Byland Abbey and pass close to the White Horse of Kilburn, a giant chalk figure carved out of the hillside, as well as countless travelling through quaint villages and the open farmland scenery of North Yorkshire.

You’ll have 90 minutes to explore Helmsley at leisure. Visit some of the town’s many independent shops, enjoy an early lunch in a quaint tearoom, pub, or cafe, or take in sights including the stunning church and medieval Helmsley Castle (own expense).

Alternatively, take the optional walk to Rievaulx Abbey, travelling across farmland and through woodland as you cross the Feversham Estate from Helmsley to the village of Rievaulx.

Those who do not wish to walk will travel by minibus from Helmsley to Rievaulx, where everyone will have the chance to explore the well-preserved ruins of Rievaulx Abbey (entrance tickets not included), a once wealthy and powerful Cistercian abbey that is a truly remarkable sight.

Then it's back on the minibus to drive through the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole and out onto the wild and rugged Moors. The scenic drive into the National Park pauses at one of the best viewing points in the Moors, where you’ll have chance to take photos, walk across the heather, learn about the history and wildlife of the region and how it has changed dramatically over the centuries.

Finally, hop back on the minibus for the drive back to York city centre, enjoying another scenic cross-country route that avoids the busy main roads: you should arrive back in York at around 6:00pm. If your hotel is on the way, feel free to ask your driver if they can drop you off.

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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Day Trip from York

Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Day Trip from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$494.90

Discover two of Yorkshire’s finest attractions on this flexible private tour from York. Travel by spacious and comfortable luxury executive car, with pick up from your hotel in York, accompanied by an experienced local driver-guide ... More info ›

Discover two of Yorkshire’s finest attractions on this flexible private tour from York. Travel by spacious and comfortable luxury executive car, with pick up from your hotel in York, accompanied by an experienced local driver-guide. You’ll spend an unforgettable day visiting the amazing Castle Howard estate (made famous as the location of ‘Brideshead Revisited’) before travelling across the rural Yorkshire countryside to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park – the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cistercian Monastery and Georgian Water Gardens.

Enjoy the flexibility to set your own timings and to add stops along the way.

On this fully flexible private tour from York you will be taken to two of Yorkshire’s most celebrated destinations in the company of a knowledgeable local driver-guide. You’ll travel from your hotel in York by executive car, exploring the countryside of North Yorkshire on the way to Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey. Please note: No entrance fees are included in the tour.

You’ll pass through quaint villages and see the historic ruins of Sheriff Hutton Castle as you head into the ‘Howardian Hills’ – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which surrounds the world-famous Castle Howard Estate. As you approach Castle Howard you’ll see some of its magnificent monuments, including the impressive Mausoleum, the imposing Gatehouse and the faux medieval walls.

During your visit to Castle Howard you’ll be able access the extensive estate, grounds and gardens. You can discover the magnificent Temple of the Four Winds – Castle Howard’s summer house – which enjoys a fantastic position at the corner of the estate and offers unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside. You will also be able to explore the amazing house itself. Castle Howard has been the home of the Howard family since it was first built in 1706; the ‘castle’ has been one of England’s grandest and best-loved stately homes ever since, welcoming Royalty, dignitaries, heads of state, important politicians and celebrated special guests ever since. The filming of ‘Brideshead Revisited’ – both the TV adaptation and the Hollywood movie – took place on the estate and in many rooms of the house. Your tour of the house will be enhanced by the guides stationed in almost every room of the house.

Leaving Castle Howard at your leisure, you’ll continue towards Fountains Abbey. You could choose to travel via Helmsley, a quaint market town which offers a wealth of lunch options and is a delightful place to explore.

As you approach Fountains Abbey you’ll travel through the small city of Ripon before approaching the expansive estate of Studley Royal Park. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage site is home to a breathtaking combination of attractions, including the amazingly well-preserved ruins of Fountains Abbey, one of the UK’s largest Cistercian monasteries.

During your time at Fountains Abbey you can explore the monastery ruins, the world-renowned Georgian Water Gardens and the wonderful Studley Royal Estate. You can stroll along a riverside path, visit the watermill and enjoy a drink in the beautifully appointed Lakeside Café. Finally, you can arrange to leave Fountains Abbey through the medieval deer park, which is home to herds of deer from three species – Roe, Red and Sika. The ancient deer park offers incredible views from St Mary’s Church on the estate, down to Ripon Cathedral in the centre of Ripon.

At the end of the day you’ll return to your hotel in York to conclude your private tour.

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Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York

Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$494.90

Explore the stunning North York Moors on this tailor-made private full-day tour from York. Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, visit the atmospheric seaside town of Whitby, ride a steam train across the wild North York Moors, and visit the railway station made famous as 'Hogsmeade Station' in the Harry Potter films. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Your tour begins with a 9am pickup from your hotel, guesthouse, or private residence in York by private vehicle ... More info ›

Explore the stunning North York Moors on this tailor-made private full-day tour from York. Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, visit the atmospheric seaside town of Whitby, ride a steam train across the wild North York Moors, and visit the railway station made famous as 'Hogsmeade Station' in the Harry Potter films. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Your tour begins with a 9am pickup from your hotel, guesthouse, or private residence in York by private vehicle. Soak up the scenery as you drive through the North York Moors National Park, where you'll have the option to visit different towns and villages, depending on your preferences. Perhaps stop in the quaint market town of Helmsley to admire its medieval castle, historic church and pretty streets, then stroll through the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole, one of the prettiest locations in Yorkshire. You can also hop out to take a short walk along the wild Yorkshire moors and pose for photos against a backdrop of dramatic purple heather. 

Next, head to the coast to the seaside town of Whitby, famous for its association with Captain James Cook and featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Enjoy ample time to explore the town independently or with your guide, and visit sights such as the clifftop abbey, the Captain James Cook Memorial Museum, or the the Dracula Experience Museum (entrance fees not included). While you're there, perhaps tuck into a delicious fish and chips lunch (own expense) at the famous Magpie Cafe, shop for famous Whitby Jet in the Old Town, or take a boat cruise from the harbour (own expense) to see more of the picturesque coastline. 

After leaving Whitby, travel into 'Heartbeat' country to the village of Goathland, nestled at the bottom of a wide valley and surrounded by the heather and hills of the North York Moors. The village is possibly best known for its role as the fictional village of 'Aidensfield' in Heartbeat, the long-running ITV drama series. Evidence of the TV show are on show throughout the town and you'll have chance to visit the Aidensfield Arms, pop into Aidensfield Stores and Post Office, and to see what's happening at Scripps Garage.

Continue to Goathland station, which was famously seen on screen as 'Hogsmeade Station' in the Harry Potter movies, and board a steam train for a nostalgic journey across the Moors. Snaking through the valleys and heathland of the Moors, you'll get to enjoy the amazing scenery from a different perspective. 

Jump off at the end of the line in the medieval market town of Pickering, where your guide will be waiting to take you back to York. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.

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