The Story of Guy Fawkes

  • 1.5 Hours
  • Max guests: 25
  • Thursday to Sunday at 11am

Tour Highlights

Beyond a tale of gunpowder, treason and plot, this walking tour of York tells the comprehensive story of Guy Fawkes. Learn his family history in York, growing up to the influences surrounding him as a Protestant and later a recusant Catholic.

This tour offers the complete story of one of York’s most famous characters, while also taking in beautiful buildings, including the church where Guy Fawkes and his sisters were christened, as well as some little known places within the city that even the locals are generally unaware of.


In addition to Guy Fawkes, the tour covers Kings Henry VIII, James I, and Charles I, William Etty RA, and St Margaret Clitherow.


Stay with the tour until the end, where Vicki will reveal the amazing coincidence of Guy Fawkes and her own recovery journey in a hostel for the homeless, which will leave you covered in goosebumps.


Meet your guide

Tour guide Vicki first became interested in Guy Fawkes in 2009, and her passion is one of the reasons that she moved to the city.

She interweaves her own personal journey of being diagnosed with stage 4b cancer, treatment, and remission, with the story of his life.

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Tour revenue will be invested in providing support for our tour guides, who have all been affected by homelessness. If you can donate, any extra amount will be greatly appreciated and very helpful.