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York city centre

Delve into York’s dark past as you investigate the history of crime, justice and punishment on a self-guided podcast trail.

Simply download the York Crime Walk podcast and map, and prepare to view the city’s buildings, landmarks and people in new and unexpected ways. 

You can download the York Crime Walk podcast on: 

  • iTunes
  • Pocket Casts
  • Stitcher
  • Sound Cloud

Please search for York Crime Walk in your preferred app or visit the York Crime Walk website

You’ll also need to download a map to accompany the walk, which starts at Walmgate Bar.

Please note: Always be aware of your surroundings if listening to the audio on headphones while outside. Parts of the tour may include crossing roads, and listening should always take place in pedestrianised areas.

York Crime Walk

York Crime Walk was designed and created by a diverse group of criminologists and sociologists from the University of York as a way of promoting understanding of crime and criminal justice.

York Crime Walk is supported by the University of York’s Department of Sociology, CrimNet and the Research Centre for Social Sciences (ReCSS), York Museum Trust, and York Archaeological Trust.