York's magnificent city walls
Ever since Roman times, York has been defended by magnificent city walls and you’re going to see the best of them!
Starting at the ancient Bootham Bar entrance, you’ll climb the walls for magnificent views of York Minster. The route takes in the best parts of the walls standing today to give you a whole new perspective of this wonderful city.
On this adventure, even York experts will uncover something they’ve never seen before!
You’ll be led around the city by Captain Bess, a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship!
Bess will send a series of maps, clues and directions. You follow the map and solve the clue by searching your surroundings. When you get the right answer, you’ll move on to the next place.
Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint and Bess’ll get you on your way!
Along the way you’ll see lots of sights and Bess will tell you some fun facts about some of them. It’s a perfect way of discovering things you might want to come back to.
The game works a bit like a WhatsApp group, but on a web page instead. You don’t need to download anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.
Before you’re due to start, we’ll send you a link to the game. Open the link to join the game and share it with your team so they can join too.
Once you’re ready, Captain Bess will tell you what to do next.
We've designed the game to be step-free around the whole route. The recommended pubs at half-way and at the end of the game have step-free front access and an accessible toilet.
We are currently looking for wheelchair users to play-test the game before we call it "wheelchair friendly".
If you'd like to test the game, please get in touch!