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Medieval gates into York

There are four medieval main gates (bars) into York (Bootham/Micklegate/Monk/Walmgate) and linked... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
Camberley, United Kingdom
A Bar without a drink!

We went walking on the city walls of York starting at Micklegate Bar. It's an impressive building... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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There are four "bars" or entryways, usually in the form of an arch, which allow access through the ancient stonewalls surrounding the city of York.
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Bootham, Micklegate, Monk and Walmgate Bars | City Centre, York, England
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

There are four medieval main gates (bars) into York (Bootham/Micklegate/Monk/Walmgate) and linked by the walls. York city council like to say “you can see 2000yrs of history in 2 miles”. However, it’s not quite as simple as it sounds as the walls are not continuous...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We went walking on the city walls of York starting at Micklegate Bar. It's an impressive building, as it was built to be one of the several gateways to York city in older times. According to the information board it was the most important of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The evocative gatehouses ( Bars )and Roman Walls are an absolutely must go destination on any holiday or trip to the famous city of York, in fact it's hard to miss the walls and gatehouses in York as there's well over two miles of them...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable which showed in their passion when answering our many questions. Main down fall - not cheap!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I have been to Monkbar and enjoyed going round the museum and looking out over the city, an unparalleled view. Ditto from almost the opposite side of town at Michlegate. If you have the time and the energy and sensible shoes do it. But the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Apicius71
Reviewed March 27, 2018

There were four main gates to ancient York known as the Bars . Today they are where the roads enter through the walls of the city

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Magnificent examples of architecture. Easily accessible by stone staircases though not possible for the less able. Fascinating history based on Roman, Norman and Medieval times and reasonably well maintained. Great to show kids how cities were fortified.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LamplighterYork
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Beautiful old gateways interlinked by a great walk along the walls, it just has to be done when in York

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed August 11, 2017

I have visited all of these along the walls. They provide a lot of character to the city and add to the interest of the wall.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed June 18, 2017

The 'bars' are gatehouses of the York City Walls. They restrict traffic during medieval times and were used to extract tolls as well as being defensive positions in times of war. The four main 'bars' here are Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar and Micklegate...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank nellielim
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