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 Famous Residents and Visitors!

 With a bloodthirsty history stretching back 2000 years, York has been home to a number of fascinating characters throughout its long existence. With a range of characters including Roman Emperors, Saints, Kings and Highwaymen, This tour tells you the story behind each of them, at the particular spot where they are best remembered.

Stopping Points

Constantine the Great
York's very own Roman Emperor!
Guy Fawkes
Birthplace of one of the most notorious men in British history!
Margaret Clitherow
York's very own saint
Henry Isaac Rowntree
The greatest chocolate empire in history began here!
Dick Turpin
The worlds most famous highwayman is buried here!
Richard, Duke of York
Richard III's father, his head was once displayed here
Richard III
The notorious King stayed at this Friary on many occasions
Henry VIII
The site of Henry's honeymoon with Catherine Howard