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“Pleasant Walks. Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bars

The Bars
Ranked #73 of 200 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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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“Pleasant Walks. Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We took in two different sections of the York Walls on separate days. We walked from Monk Bar to Bootham Bar one day which skirts around the grounds of the University's Dene and is a very peaceful walk.
The second section we took was from Micklegate Bar around to Barker Tower at Lendal Bridge. We took this route as an easier way to get to the Minster without having to navigate the busy roads as we did the previous day. It offers some pleasant views, but be aware that there is a long section with no railings to one side and if you've got children with you it could be stressful! I will try and upload a photo of this section to illustrate.
The walls are free to walk around and offer a less busy route, or a pleasant stroll if you're so inclined.

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Happy-To-Wander
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York, United Kingdom
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“from york”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

read my review on bootham bar explains it all the sights the dangers what the walls are connected to and a tour bar by bar length,no railings closure times and that some bars(gateways)have something in the my bootham bar review explains it all best of all city(bar walls)are free.

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“The Wall of York”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2009

This was cool, it allowed you to walk on the big stone wall surrounding York, great views and a great Saturday after noon walk!

Also, you cant beat free!

1 Thank piercedpixie
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