Culture, arts & entertainment: things to do in York


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Estimated cost £6 (adult) Estimated duration 1 hour Distance away Less than a mile away
A pivotal place in the Roman Empire (where the emperor Constantine was first declared leader, for instance), York has a great deal of ancient history beneath its streets. Discover the story of Eburacum (as the city was then called) with a guided tour of Roman York today with a York Walk guided tour at 2.15pm, beginning from the gates of the Museum Gardens on Museum Street.
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