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Monk Bar

| Off Lord Mayors Walk, York YO1 2LH, England
+44 1904 634191
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Erected in the 14th century, this is the loftiest and strongest of the four gateways into the city of York.
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| Off Lord Mayors Walk, York YO1 2LH, England
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+44 1904 634191
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"richard iii experience"
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"york city walls"
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

We walked to Monk Bar from our hotel and used it as a landmark to find our way back, York can be very confusing. We climbed the steps and walked along the wall. There are some beautiful views from here, lots of photo opportunities.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

A good entrance to the city walls walk and also contains the fascinating Richard III experience. Don't stand in the road but, from the pavement, it is possible to get a good feel for how this once must have impressed as one of the defended...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

One of the gates in the city walls this one is interesting because of the double arch. Must be visited as part of the walk along the walls

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the main gateways into the walled city and is very well kept and preserved. The architecture is beautiful and you can imagine how it must have been used in years gone by. You can access the wall walk from here which...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

I used this to get up onto the wall and it is an impressive looking structure with its coloured ornamentation.

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

This four storey gatehouse is the tallest and most elaborate of the 'bars' and was built in the early 14th century. A self-contained fort, each floor is capable of being defended separately. Monk House has a museum called the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

A very historic tower dates from the early 14th century, city’s only working gate in use until 1970. We found this place while roaming around the city and if you like the history, it's indeed a good place to stop by for few minutes. It...More

Thank Ritu R
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

For me, this is the best of the four Bars, largely because it houses the brilliant Richard III Experience. Access is either from the Wall Walk or from street level via a narrow staircase.

1  Thank MedEngland
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Reviewed November 5, 2016

The Monk Bar is the largest and most ornate of the entrances to old York and this was a self-contained fortress, with each floor capable of being defended. On the front of the bar is an arch supporting a gallery, including 'murder-holes' through which missiles...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2016

The tower is nice and inside there is a attraction about the kings involved in War of the Roses (septate attraction - see other reviews). If you like history, it's a good stop for a couple of minutes or so. Also, this is one point...More

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