WHERE HISTORY MEETS IMAGINATION

Our private tours focus on an important episode in the history of the places we visit. Walking through a ruined castle or an abandoned abbey, we speculate on how that event unfolded. By imagining the characters involved and telling their stories, we bring resonance to the now-silent walls and meaning to the ancient stones.

 Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

HALF-DAY OR FULL DAY

Visiting a site in our portfolio of tours usually takes a half-day. However, we can design a full day of touring for you by combing visits to two places. For example, it is quite easy to explore Fountains Abbey in the morning, stop for lunch, and then tour Rievaulx Abbey in the afternoon.

More about our tours →

 Knights of Middle England

Knights of Middle England

 Salt’s Mill

Salt’s Mill

OTHER PLACES

If you would like to combine a tour of one of the portfolio sites with a visit to a place near York not in the portfolio this could be possible. For example, you could visit Fountains Abbey in the morning and see the Hockneys at Salt’s Mill in the afternoon. Contact us and we can start planning.

Contact us →

 Mount Grace Priory

Mount Grace Priory

PRIVATE

We cater only to private parties. That means we design your day with Medieval Yorkshire Tours exclusively for you and your companions. We welcome any youngsters you may have travelling with you and can provide an exciting time for them too!

LOCAL EVENTS

Another option: you could combine a tour with a local event. Link a visit to Richmond Castle with a jousting display or visit Fountains Abbey and end the day with a concert of medieval music in the evening. This needs research, but let us know your interests and we’ll offer you some suggestions.

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHTS

There is great food and drink to be savoured in Yorkshire and wonderful places full of character where you can sample the local offering. Ancient, crooked pubs with nooks and crannies, old coaching inns with creaking floors, microbrewery taps with fascinating new craft beers - the choice is almost bewildering.

Tea shops - city centre bustle or rural havens beside swift flowing becks - places to pause a moment from the tour and contemplate, converse, assimilate.

And in the evening, world class dining. There is a galaxy of restaurants ranging from Michelin listed masters to award winning new arrivals. We keep up with the area's vibrant food scene so that we can help you plan a memorable visit.

 An old inn in York

An old inn in York

 Guidebook

Guidebook

GUIDEBOOKS

I have written guidebooks to each of the tours. They are available for purchase through this website. Follow the link for more details about the books and how to order.

Link to guidebooks page.