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York: Snickets and Stories

created by KateLocal historian and puzzle-lover
20 reviews

24,00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

Did you know York has the longest city walls in all of England? Discover the secrets hiding behind them on this self-guided walk! Explore the streets and winding alleyways of York’s historic city centre including well-known landmarks and a few hidden gems. Follow in the footsteps of our local creator, Kate, on this whistlestop tour through more than 2000 years of history from the Romans to the present day. Solve fun location-based riddles along the way to unlock curious local stories and recommendations.
This playful walk across York sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and little(!) – details around you. Whether you know York or have just started exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

We know you’ll love our experiences, but if this is your first, rest assured - you can solve up to three riddles and still get a full refund, or in case of the Wonder Walks - all subscription plans come with one week free trial. See our T&Cs here.

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12 riddles.
2-3 hours. 2.2km.

Start at York Art Gallery
End your experience at York Castle Museum

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
The historical Clifford’s Tower
The majestic York Minster
The charming Medieval Shambles

Play 7 days a week, anytime


You’ll receive an email with a link to your walk. The link to the walk is valid up to 3 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your walk magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.

We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.

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20 reviews for York: Snickets and Stories

  1. Brown horse

    This is was absolutely wonderful, totally recommend it.

  2. The Veaseys

    A nice walk with some good hidden streets

  3. Johnson’s

    Great fun

  4. Milones

    Exciting and fun way to see York

  5. Cremma Smark

    no comment
  6. The Larters

    Was very enjoyable. Great to see round the city in a different way

  7. Team Darroch

    Great fun activity

  8. Test1

    no comment
  9. Test

    no comment
  10. The Biologists

    Interesting learning about locked down york

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1. Choose your game

All our trails are created by locals. Buy the one that intrigues you the most. After the purchase, you’ll receive a link to your game via email.

2. Ready, set, go!

Go to the game’s starting location indicated in the email (play anytime up to 3 months from the purchase). Tap the Play button and the game will magically open in your phone's browser!

3. Find secrets

With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

4. Win!

Play for the fastest time and get listed on our leaderboard. Or, take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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