Bridges of York Tour, York

York contains nine bridges across the Ouse River and fourteen smaller bridges across the Foss. Take this tour to discover the city’s most beautiful bridges.
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Bridges of York Tour Map

Guide Name: Bridges of York Tour
Guide Location: England » York (See other walking tours in York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: val
Millennium Bridge

1) Millennium Bridge

The Millenium Bridge was commissioned in 2001 with a formal ceremony. It is located in the south of York and links Hospital Fields Road in Fulford with Butcher Terrace on the South Bank. The bridge has a cycle path and footpath, and no pass for vehicular traffic. It is York’s number one attraction and has a wonderful view of the Ouse...   view more
Blue Bridge

2) Blue Bridge

The Blue Bridge is located where the Ouse and Foss rivers meet. The original bridge on this site was built in 1738. The present bridge was built in 1895. Two Russian cannons, trophies of the Crimean War, once stood at each end of the bridge, but have since been...   view more
Skeldergate Bridge

3) Skeldergate Bridge

The Skeldergate Bridge connects York Castle on one bank to the old bailey at Baile Hill on the other. It is York’s second bridge of the Victorian era. It was built in 1880 by George Gordon Page and initially served as a toll bridge. On April 1, 1914 the toll system was abolished. It also served as a drawbridge until...   view more
Foss Bridge

4) Foss Bridge

The original wooden bridge over the Foss had a fish market on it. The present bridge, designed by Peter Atkinson, opened to the public in 1812. The Foss Bridge, which connects Fossgate and Walmgate streets, is famous for its Georgian grindstone arch with balusters. This unique feature is not found in any other bridge in...   view more
Ouse Bridge

5) Ouse Bridge

The first bridge over the Ouse was built by the Romans and was replaced with a wooden one by the Vikings. In 1154, when people had gathered to honor St. William of York, the bridge collapsed, killing many attendees. It was rebuilt in stone, but winter floods of 1565 damaged the bridge. It was repaired and a central arch spanning 81 feet was added. The present bridge was constructed in...   view more
Lendal Bridge

6) Lendal Bridge

The Lendal Bridge, a beautiful iron bridge designed by Thomas Page, connects Station Road to Museum Street. It was constructed in 1863 and is the earliest bridge erected in York during the Victorian era. It features two Gothic towers on each end: the Barker Tower on the west and the Lendal Tower on the east. When York had become more industrialized, the ferry service across the Ouse couldn't manage the increasing stream of passengers and the Lendal Bridge was built to satisfy public...   view more
Scarborough Railway Bridge

7) Scarborough Railway Bridge

Scarborough Railway Bridge, built in 1845, was the second of the present bridges crossing the Ouse River. It carries the railway line between York and Scarborough. Initially it had a pedestrian path between the tracks. In 1875, the track was raised 1.2 meters and the path was moved to the south side, where it can be found...   view more

Walking Tours in York, England

Create Your Own Walk in York

Create Your Own Walk in York

Creating your own self-guided walk in York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Stonegate Tour, York

Stonegate Tour, York

Begin your tour at Stonegate Teddy Bears and Tea Rooms. Acquire a teddy bear friend and enjoy a cup of wonderful Yorkshire tea. Go to the Wild Hart and buy a Country Heart for someone special. Other attractions include the Cat Gallery and the Printer’s Devil. Follow this guide to see the wonderful sites the Stonegate area has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.1 km
Museums of York Tour

Museums of York Tour

Start your tour of York’s museums at York Castle. See Kirkgate and enjoy the elegance of the Fairfax House. Be a guest in a Viking village and be sure to stop at the Yorkshire Museum to see its Roman and medieval exhibitions. Discover the city's recent history at the National Railway Museum, the largest railway museum in the world. Take this tour to become acquainted with York’s colorful history.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Medieval Churches of York Tour II

Medieval Churches of York Tour II

Continue your acquaintance with York’s medieval churches, beginning with St. Helen's Church. Then visit St. Martin le Grand Church and many other fine old houses of worship. Take this tour to see more of York’s beautiful churches!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Medieval Churches of York Tour I

Medieval Churches of York Tour I

By 1330 there had been around 45 parish churches in York. Twenty of them survive, in whole or in part, and they are amazing. Today, twelve of the surviving churches hold services. Take this tour to become acquainted with these magnificent sacred places.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
York City Wall Tour

York City Wall Tour

York’s city wall has remained intact since the Roman occupation. The city was named Eboracum by the Romans and referred to as Eoforvic by the Angles. To the Vikings, it was Jorvik and the Normans gave it the name York. Take this tour to discover the attractions along York's ancient city wall.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Pubs of York Tour

Pubs of York Tour

York Brewery has produced award-winning beers. In 2002, Centurion's Ghost Ale was the winner of the Brewing Industry International Awards. Its other year round beers are Yorkshire Terrier, Guzler, Constantine, as well as several marvelous seasonal beers. Take this tour to discover York’s finest pubs, where you can enjoy any one of these beers.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km