Encounter some of York’s most famous characters in a tour of the city – through a new free app.
Have you ever wanted to meet Anne Lister, Dick Turpin or Guy Fawkes? Now’s your chance, as the York BID are launching a brand new ‘Travel Through Time’ quest on 15 January.
Aimed at families, the free app will celebrate York’s rich history by taking you on a tour of the city to find eight historic characters with an interactive augmented reality element – watch as history comes to life before your eyes!
Carl Alsop, operations manager at the BID said, “We hope this app will appeal to both residents and visitors, giving an added element of fun to their visit into the city centre.
“It’s ideal for keeping younger members of the family entertained on a day out!”
Fun for the family
Once you have found a character, why not also share a photo on social media?
The York Quest app is free to use and is available to download on Google Play Store or App Store.
In addition to the ‘Travel Through Time’ quest, there are seasonal quests throughout the year, including the ‘Santa Search’ Christmas quest and ‘Buzz About York’ summer quest.
And with York Residents Festival coming up – there’s a chance to win a £150 York Gift Card to spend at over 300 local businesses.
Simply complete the new ‘Travel Through Time’ quest during Residents Festival weekend (29-30 January), take a screenshot of your completed trail and share it with the York BID on Instagram, tagging @the_york_bid, or email your image to [email protected]
The deadline for competition entries is 5pm on Monday 31 January, with the winner drawn at random and notified on Tuesday 1 February.
Good luck – and have fun!