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The Drowned City

£ 15 per person
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History and mythology collide in this tale of ancient York. Meet a Roman Emperor, a Norse monster, and a Greek sea goddess. Riddle your way through fact and fiction, as you try to save the city from certain doom. Along the way, discover stunning buildings, historic statues and taverns fit for Caesar himself.

There are three optional pub/cafe breaks on this trail; each one a third of the way around.
p.s. Previously called The Great Tale.

Plan your day

Start between 11am to 4pm each day

2.5 - 3 hours across 5.0 km / 3.1 miles

Start Location

Constantine Statue, York Minster, York

End Location

Near St Helen's Square

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