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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Merchant Adventurers' Hall Tours and Activities

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As the name implies, York’s Merchant Adventurers were merchants. They traded along the English coast, northern Europe and sometimes as far as the Baltic and Iceland, bringing back an assortment of desired goods to York. The city was an important river port and the wealthiest city in Northern England, second only to London for most of the Middle Ages, allowing the merchants to make enough money to build the Hall between 1357 and 1361.

It was ahead of the time, built before craft or trade guild halls were common in Britain. There are three rooms in the Hall, and each served a specific purpose. Business and social gatherings took place in the Great Hall, the Undercroft served as an almshouse caring for the sick and poor, and religious events were conducted in the Chapel.

The Hall has a number of collections; everything from paintings, to furniture and silver. The Company of Merchant Adventurers still use the Hall for meetings and events and hold services in the Chapel.

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Fossgate, York, United Kingdom, YO1 9XD
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York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

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Ideal for travelers looking for the flexibility to determine their own itinerary, the York Pass provides access to a number of the region’s top attractions, including The Deep, Beningbrough Hall, and more. Don’t worry about buying individual admission tickets; instead, use the convenient and hassle-free York Pass to save time on the day, allowing you more time to enjoy the sights.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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You don’t have to join a tour group to discover York. This audio walking tour lets you set the pace and pick up and drop the route when it suits you. Hit all the signatures—York Minster, Stonegate, Mansion House, the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world—and more. The app works online or offline, including geodata, so you won’t need to waste money on roaming charges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Panoramic 1-Hour Bus Tour of York with Afternoon Tea
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Panoramic 1-Hour Bus Tour of York with Afternoon Tea

Have afternoon tea with a twist on our delightful Afternoon Tea bus as you tour the beautiful city of York! As its name indicates, this traditional double decker offers beautiful views of York including the York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower, the racecourse and much more - all while indulging in a delicious mix of sweet and savoury treats. Start your spot of afternoon tea with our selection of delightful homemade finger sandwiches – with many filling options on offer. Get ready to have your taste buds tingling with joy! The desserts will be the perfect finishing touch to your afternoon tea bus tour – prepare to spoil yourself with our scrumptious scones and delicious assortment of mini afternoon tea pastries and desserts. Together with the selections of teas and your alcoholic beverage of choice, these bites are guaranteed to be the perfect complement to your relaxing 60-minute trip through the heart of York.
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  • 1 hour
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York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide

York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide

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Reconnect with your favourite York landmarks with this hop-on, hop-off open-top bus tour around the towns best loved sites, with a live guide. Sit back and relax as our audio guide regales you with fascinating information about York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more. You can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 20 stops. A great break from online learning for the kids, with a chance to have a more interactive experience. It’s been a very long time since we’ve been able to see the iconic monuments of this great city, so join us and revisit the best of York! We will be providing single-use masks and gloves on this tour, although customers are welcome to provide their own. The first tour of the day starts at 09:23am from Exhibition Square.
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Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

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With rich Roman and Viking history, and beautiful architecture, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but exploring independently means you may miss its hidden secrets. On this tour, follow your private guide through historic York and find out what makes the city special. Explore top attractions like Clifford's Tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Roman walls, and St Mary’s Abbey, and enjoy sweeping views along the River Ouse.
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York Walking Tour

York Walking Tour

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Join us on a relaxed and suitable for all journey through history, myths, legends and architecture. Discover how the medieval city thrived, and developed to become the city we all love today. Our guides deliver a fun and unique take on York mixing, fun, history, sightseeing and exploration to offer a unique insight into York and creating great memories of your holiday. We are all stories in the end, write yours.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Instagrammable York History Experience
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Instagrammable York History Experience

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The tour is back for 2021! It is especially aimed at those who are looking to have an enjoyable, entertaining walking tour combined with a focus on capturing the magic of the beautiful city of York for your memories & social media posts. The tour lasts 3 hours and takes you off the beaten track into areas that visitors often miss. You will learn some history and experience some wonderful sights and you will make a connection with the city that will stay with you. I believe in creating intimate experiences & moments that stay with you. The maximum group size I normally work with is limited to 10. However, in line with Government guidelines this is reduced to 5 for now. Small groups mean everyone stays involved & engaged & you can ask as many questions as you like. It also means there is always someone to help you to create your images with tips on how to capture the perfect shot or to take shots of you against some stunning backdrops that will get plenty of reaction on social media.
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  • 3 hours
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What are Merchant Adventurers' Hall hours of operation?
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Merchant Adventurers' Hall hours of operation: March-Oct Mon-Thur 9am-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-3:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm; Nov thru Feb Mon-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri-Sat 10am-3:30pm, Sun CLOSED. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Merchant Adventurers' Hall can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Merchant Adventurers' Hall 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Merchant Adventurers' Hall costs USD 5.99. Guided Merchant Adventurers' Hall tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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