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“It's a wall”
Review of York City Walls

York City Walls
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
Ranked #14 of 167 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: No visit to York is complete without a stroll along part of the 2 miles of historic walls that have protected the city for nearly 2000 years. The walls are completely free to walk, however bespoke guided tours can be booked with your own personal tour guide, meeting you at a time and place to suit you, and showing you the extensive hidden history to be found along the walls.
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Well, its a wall and you can walk around it for most of it's circumference. Not much more you can say though. Spectacular views.

Mind you. our Roman walls in Chester are better than their Medieval walls in York!

Thank fisher39
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a great alternative route into the centre, with some great views, watch yourself on wet days though it can get a bit slippery, no wheelchair access and no dogs, when you get up there you'll see why.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great free way to see the city from a different angle and enjoy some fresh air. Did the walk by myself without any guide - was mostly interested in the views, but there are various plaques along the route that give you an insight into the history of the walls and bars (gateways) and what they were used for which was interesting. Hard to believe these walls have stood for so long! Good views of York Minster. There's a few gaps between the walls but fairly easy to navigate between sections. Easy walk as long as you can cope with a few steps every now and again. As the walls are in sections you can do it all in one go or bit by bit stopping along the way to explore the town. Bear in mind the walls are closed at dusk.

Thank Emma542
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

These walls hold so much history, walking around them you can look down into the gardens behind York Minster.

Thank LaurieG62
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This was a great way to see the city. We just walked the walls ourselves, without a map or audio. It is easy enough to work out the route. It was just a really pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Along the way there are 2 museums that you can enter for a fee..... We did this for the first one that we came across, but decided that it really wasn't worth the money and a little bit corny.
Be aware that there are a number of stairs to climb and the path is high off the ground in parts, and occasionally exposed at one side (no railings).

Thank Michelle D
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