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“a wonderful walk all the way around the city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of York City Walls

York City Walls
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York Walls Private Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 199 things to do in York
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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.
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“a wonderful walk all the way around the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We loved it: you can see the city from different angles and you get a sense of what it must have been like in the Middle Ages to watch for possible enemies. It is not a very long walk, less than a leisurely hour's worth. Very enjoyable indeed.

Visited June 2013
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“Fantastic introduction to York”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

The first thing we did was walk the world famous walls.

For fantastic views all around York with Plenty of Seating and spécific viewing areas. There are lots of information points and raquette accessible from all parts of the city centre.

Must do for all, but take care with children and you must be reasonably fit.

Visited July 2013
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“Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

No railings in parts so you need a head for heights and it is narrow and steep in places but overall worth the walk.

Visited July 2013
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“Bring a picnic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great walk. Mostly up steps but worth it.

We came to york for a few days an spent a good few hours here an found a perfect spot for picnic.

Visited February 2013
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“A good informative walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

You need to be fit to manage the steps but its well worth doing and its free! there are small museums along the length and trhey are worth a visit

Visited June 2013
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