Wednesday 31 May
Meet 11am outside King’s Manor in the city centre
Join Ian, an experienced local heritage guide, for York’s first Red Brick Trail. In the middle of the 17th century the use of timber framing was banned by the Corporation and brick became a more fashionable and widely used building material.
We’ll discover some of the most significant and stunning red-brick buildings in the centre of town, including King’s Manor, the Red House, York Dispensary, Gray’s Court and Merchant Taylor’s Hall. The walk continues with a section across the modern Hungate development, including older and modern red brick, and some elaborate architectural detail on the new Hiscox building.
We’ll then amble over to the Red Tower for a special tea party with drinks laid on by the friendly Red Tower team and home-made cakes from Barbara of York Bike Belles and her partner Graham. Yum!