Stonegate Tour, York, York (Self Guided)

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.
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Stonegate Tour, York Map

Guide Name: Stonegate Tour, York
Guide Location: England » York (See other walking tours in York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.1 km
Author: val
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Stonegate Teddy Bears and Tea Rooms

1) Stonegate Teddy Bears and Tea Rooms

Stonegate Teddy Bears and Tea Rooms, housed in a beautiful 15th century building, is a wonderful shop where you can find a wide range of stuffed bears, including many collectible ones. On the top floor, guests can relax and enjoy the finest collection of classic teas, coffee, mouthwatering milkshakes and tea cakes.
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Fillans

2) Fillans

Fillans has been synonymous with quality, value, trust and service in the jewelery business for over 150 years. Five generations of family ownership offer the best products from the best suppliers in the UK and worldwide. It offers a quality and variety that can not be matched by chain stores. Collections include Paul Spurgeon, Porsche Design, Ti Sento, Cede Design, Rado and Xen.

Operating hours: Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
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Ye Olde Starre Inn

3) Ye Olde Starre Inn

Ye Olde Starre Inn, York’s oldest pub, dates back to 1644 when it was used as a field hospital during England's Civil War. Don't be shocked when you hear screams coming from the cellar, they are the ghosts of those who died here, crying in pain. The ghost of a Royalist officer haunts the pub. His body is massive, his steps are heavy and his appearance is severe. The ghosts of two black cats follow him. The ghost of an old woman is sometimes seen walking the stairs, an apparition only children have seen.
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The Printer's Devil

4) The Printer's Devil

While wandering about Stonegate, you will notice sculptures attached to many buildings. At 33 Stonegate you will find one of a fiery devil. A printer's devil refers to the printer’s apprentice. The history of this comes from the black ink stains that covered the apprentice. This vocation became known as a “black art” and the apprentice became known as the “devil.” The lever which printers used in their trade was also called the printer's devil, because it often snapped back. One day, a worker at this print shop carved a devil on the shop's exterior, and though the shop no longer exists, the sculpture remains and the Printer’s Devil is a popular attraction.
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The Antiques Centre

5) The Antiques Centre

The Antiques Centre, housed in a wonderful three-story Georgian building, is open seven days a week. It specializes in quality antiques and collectibles, including vintage jewelery, silver, metalware, glass, watches, furniture, clothing and toys. There is also an extensive range of pottery, porcelain and collectibles such as Beswick, Belleek, Coalport, Maling, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Royal Copenhagen and much more.

Operating hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm
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The Cat Gallery

6) The Cat Gallery

The Cat Gallery, a family-owned business founded in 2001 by Peter & Alison Hanson, is where you can find the finest in cat art, cat collectibles and other quality gifts. Its wide selection includes cat-themed jewelery and accessories, bags, photos, paintings, books, stationery, toys, games, housewares and ornaments.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

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.
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
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

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Old Town of York Tour

Old Town of York Tour

Start your tour of York’s Old Town at the Museum Gardens. Walk along Shambles, a medieval street and see its narrow houses, pavements and its famous Snickelways. Climb the spiral staircase of Clifford's Tower for a great view of the town. Take this tour to experience the history of this very old city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
York Gift Shops Tour

York Gift Shops Tour

Start this tour with Woodcarvers of the Shambles and visit Mulberry Hall to see its exclusive collection of fine china, crystal, cutlery and cookware. Drop in at Bettys Café Tea Rooms and try the famous Yorkshire tea. Be sure to see Christmas Angels, the York Minster Shop and other great shops in this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in York for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best York has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as York, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.