One of the fun things about a weekend break is getting to know a new city. And there’s no better way to explore a place than on foot! This is especially true for the historical cities of Edinburgh, York and Oxford which are all full of hidden alleys and passageways, just ripe for you to discover them.
A walk down the Royal Mile is up there as a highlight for any visitor to Edinburgh, taking you past St Giles Cathedral, the Scottish Parliament Building and on to Holyrood Palace. Don’t forget to stroll in Edinburgh’s New Town for some of the city’s best architecture as well as the many shops, pubs and independent restaurants. Hotel Indigo Edinburgh is perfectly positioned to allow you to visit the best parts of town.
In York an evening ghost tour is an absolute must. York is considered one of the most haunted cities in Europe and these tours will take you to haunted and famous sites including York Minster, The Shambles and Clifford’s Tower. No visit to York would be complete without a walk around the City Walls. At 3.4 kilometres long, the beautifully preserved walls are the longest medieval town walls in England. Stay at the boutique chocolate themed Hotel Indigo York in Walmgate, to complete your unique experience.
Get to the heart of life in Oxford with a walking tour of Oxford University. There are many different colleges to explore so book on to a guided tour to learn more about their traditions and famous graduates. There are also specialist tours for fans of the world famous Inspector Morse or Harry Potter and even an Oxford Pub tour visiting some of the oldest Pubs in England. The Vanbrugh House Hotel, located in the heart of Oxford, offers bespoke walking packages.