BRITISH ROUTES WALKING TOURS
DARK CHRONICLES - Stratford upon Avon
YORK STRATFORD UPON AVON
The Dark Chronicles is a a very different kind of walking tour to be attempted only by the bravest and most intrepid of explorers. Let us take you on a journey through THE darkest secrets of our towns and cities. 2000 years of terrifying history awaits so be sure before you come with us...Once you have seen the towns true face, you will never forget it!
So do something unique tonight. When the sun sets the ancient horrors of this cities past wakes from its slumber. Let our guides show you its darkest secrets, shine a torch on the darker side of humanity and regale you in tales of murder, torture, terror and plague. Scratch the surface of our beautiful towns and cities and perhaps you'll never look in a mirror again.
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YORK - From the Ice Age to vibrant city, York has become centre of England since the Roman age. Once Englands Capitol and best surviving medieval walled city, it has a unique beauty and special place in the hearts of all who visit. Join your personal guide on a journey of 2000 years, through Yorks vibrant streets and ancient ruins.
WHITBY - The seat of religion on the East Coast invited Viking Invasion in 867 CE, at the time it was only accessible by sea. So how did Whitby become one of Europes largest Sea ports? Discover the voyages of Captain Cook and William Scoresby and their links to the town, find out what links Whitby to Lewis Carroll and Bram Stoker! Walk the 199 steps to the Abbey or take the Grade 1 listed Donkey Road. Explore the history of Whitby Jet and find that perfect souvenir. Once visited, you might not want to leave!
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Exploring the visible past...
Castles conjure images of knights in shining armour, mystery and legends! But what were they for? How did they thrive for so long? From symbols of repression to one of wealth and power, the seat of Kings and Queens and wealthy Lords. Explore with our guides as we transport you back in time to the golden age of Chivalry! Historic exploration suitable for all.
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ABBEYS AND MONASTERY'S WERE ONCE THE BEATING HEART OF MEDIEVAL BRITAIN.
Find out what life was like as a Monk and Nun, explore these majestic buildings and discover how they once ruled the medieval world.
Take in historical York, Whitby and Helmsley with our guides and explore the ruins of some of Englands Finest Castles and Abbeys.
THE BEAUTIFUL EAST COAST
Like what you see? Why not add castles and Abbies to your trip.
The East Coast is home to some of the most beautiful and vibrant towns. Visit Scarbrough with its ancient Castle, Spa and Roman outpost or Whitby with its Abbey, cobbled streets, fish and Chips and links to the famous Captain Cook.
Perhaps you like hidden gems like Robin Hoods Bay, once home to Smugglers or Goathland in the Heart of the Yorkshire Moors with its ancient Roman Road.
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5 Yorkshire Castles
1. Sheriff Hutton Castle was where Richard III started the Council of the North.
2. Clifford's Tower (or York Castle) Still stands on the original Motte built in 1068.
3. Helmsley Castle was slighted by Sir Thomas Fairfax at the end of the Civil war.
4. Scarborough Castle was built by Henry II and lasted until the Civil war as major player in English history.
5. Danby Castle was the ancestral home of Catherine Parr. Once married to Henry VIII.
5 Whitby Facts to discover
Did you know...
1. After the Treaty of Lahore the Maharajah Duleep Singh was given lands in Yorkshire by Queen Victoria. He, and his Elephants were a regular Whitby visitor.
2. Legend says there are a series of Tunnels under the cliff where stands the Abbey today.
3. The Abbey is where the dates for the celebration of Easter was decided.
4. Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carrol have all frequented Whitby.
5. Whitby was were the first plane was shot down on British soil during WW2.