Key locations: Multangular Tower, King’s Manor, York Minster, Stonegate, Clifford’s Tower and Coppergate.
Which cremated Roman emperor might land you in hot water? Which 19th Century brothers had a fiery relationship with York Minster? And why won’t slagging off York Art Gallery scoria any points? Find out all this and more on the York Fire Walk, an incendiary tour of the city that is sure to set off fireworks.
We light the spark in York Museum Gardens, take cover in the Battle of the Bowling Green, and shout ‘Huzzah!’ when we reach the De Grey Rooms. York Minster then pops up in the Land of Fire, a Stonegate volcanologist erupts in the Caribbean, and a Frenchman saves York from being burnt to the ground, before a wolf-proof lantern leads us to the fires of Viking industry. Oh yes, and there’s some bloke called Guy Fawkes too.
The York Fire Walk takes place on Mondays at 2pm in July and August (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August). The walk lasts around 2 hours. Price: £8 for adults, £4 for children aged 11 and over, free for under-11s.
Meeting location: Next to the Yorkshire Museum sign in York Museum Gardens.
Address: Museum Gardens, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7DS.
Grid reference: SE 5997 5210.
Latitude / Longitude (decimal): 53.961521, -1.0874923.
Latitude / Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds): 53°57′41″N, 001°05′15″W.
This walk is step-free, and pushchair/wheelchair access is available. Please notify us when booking if this is required by any members of your group. The York Fire Walk is strictly limited to 30 people per tour.