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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of York City Walls

York City Walls
York YO1 7HB, England
+44-1904-621756
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Ranked #3 of 213 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Over 2 miles in length and with a history stretching back nearly 2000 years, the walls of York are amongst the finest preserved historic monuments anywhere in the world. Of the 108 walled towns and cities that once existed in England, less than a third retain as much as a single gateway. York is totally unique in Britain offering as it does examples of Roman, Dark Age, Viking, Medieval and later defences, and on such a massive scale. Following extensive recent research, they are now brought to life with a self-guided audio tour on a personal media player (all equipment supplied) - taking you around the walls at your own pace.
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“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

York Walls are very good to get a good look at the City - there are also little places to visit along the wall too which are quite interesting and some lovely views.

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“Excellent free walking tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Really enjoyed our guided tour around the Museum gardens and along the walls, our guide Alan was very interesting and entertaining, with loads of interesting facts and observations and the 2 hour tour flew by all to quickly.

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“Walk the walls.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It was a xchilly day be we thoroughly enjoyed walking the walls,with very young children they need to be under control as Heslth and Safety haven't spoilt it yet by demanding fences so there is quite a drop in places. Good views over the city

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“What a treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Really was a treat to walk along this anchient city wall. What a wonderful place. You can also get to go in a few museums as you walk along. There is Micklegate Bar as well as the King Richard 111 museum based at Monkbar. The only problem I found was I got a bit thirsty, so take a drink, if you're not going to get off for a while.

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“Step Along York's Past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

For a start, it's free, which is a nice change! The majority of the walls are so well preserved, that it is a joy to walk along them. There isn't much information along the walls, although you are given the option to pay £1.50 for a text with more info.

We started at High Petergate, which gives excellent views of the Minster. There are also a few places to stop, sit and just enjoy the view. The walls are well worth a visit. We walked them several times to get from one place to another, rather than walking throught the city centre.

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