York’s historic streets provide a huge range of amazing places to explore.
There’s historical attractions like the medieval, gothic-style cathedral York Minster, the ancient City Walls and Yorkshire Museum, unforgettable experiences at the Jorvik Viking Centre, and an insight into the cities industrious past at The National Rail Museum.
One great way to uncover the hidden secrets of this exciting city and have a lot of fun at the same time it with a Treasure Trail.
From a Treasure Hunt at York City and Museum Gardens to a Murder Mystery at York Station, there’s loads to choose from across the city.
Designed for ages from six to 106, there are a number of Treasure Trails to choose from across York with enticing titles like ‘York Chocolate and Sweet Trail’ and the ‘University of York Campus Trail’.
The Trails are suitable for groups of up to five and, compared to the average family day out at a theme park or visitor attraction, represent amazing value for money.
Lasting around two hours, the aim is to solve clues on a circular route of approximately two miles incorporating plaques, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique or quirky features found in the area.
They can be downloaded from Treasure Trails’ website (www.treasuretrails.co.uk) and printed immediately, or sent in the post.
As well as providing a fun way to explore a new area, the Trails also offer the chance to see an area you thought you knew well in a totally different way.