Mansion House Tours and Activities
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Located in the center of the city, the Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of York. But along with being a home, this historic house is popular with visitors. The Mansion House exhibits an impressive collection of paintings, silver and furniture.
It was designed to entertain distinguished guests and host ceremonies, so a bit of grandeur was a must. Built in Georgian style, the first brick was laid in 1725. But just like building projects today, costs grew. A few craftsmen worked for free in return for citizenship. The Mansion House was completed in 1732, seven years later.
The Mansion House offers a variety of tours tailored to guests’ interests, including a Silver Tour. The Candle Light Tour shares spooky stories and secrets of the house as you explore. Book in advance if interested in a specialized tour.
Guided house tours take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March through Christmas. No reservations are needed. The tours of the building last approximately an hour. The Mansion House is located in St Helen's Square, at the intersection of Coney Street and Lendal.
Address: St. Helen's Square, York, United Kingdom YO1 9QL, England
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Mansion House
Explore an extraordinary 2,000 years of history on this walk through the City of York. You'll experience Roman, Viking and medieval York, see all the sights of the City, including some of the great buildings of the world - and some less expected ones. As you walk you'll learn the history of this great City, and the central role it played in the history of England. From its humble beginnings as a riverside Roman settlement, to its turbulent takeover by the Vikings, and on to its thriving medieval period. You’ll hear about kings and queens, and the lives of ordinary people and hear stories of invasions, executions, personal sacrifice, floods and even ghosts. So, if you’re visiting York, uncover some of the great figures and lesser known characters that have shaped this beautiful city by the River Ouse. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
If you are planning a big night out in York, then this VIP Nightlife Pass is a great idea! We have selected some of the best bars and nightclubs to book you into, so you don't have to waste time researching venues or even queuing.. on the night, just go to the front of the queue and give your name to get straight in (for any of the venues with a door charge, this is included in the price). This Nightlife Party Pass includes the top bars and clubs in York.
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.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Mansion House hours of operation?
Mansion House hours of operation: Vary. 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.
What's the best way to experience Mansion House?
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