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5 of 5 bubbles Review of York City Walls

York City Walls
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York Walls Private Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 200 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.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“costs nowt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

obviously no entry fee is important to a Yorkshire person.

Walking through history, great views outside and inside walls. not to be missed best thing to do in york

Visited November 2013
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“Great day in York walking the walls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Loved to climb up & walk around the walls - it was lovely the see York from a different perspective. Had some great views.

Visited October 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“A fabulous free activity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

My family and I occasionally walk the walls and always enjoy it. We live nearby so are used to the sights. For visitors walking the walls is really interesting as you get a different perspective on many famous sights. You can walk the wall in sections so it you aren't so mobile you're not stuck on it for ages. It's a little steep in places and narrow but perfectly safe. I wouldn't recommend it for those who have significant difficulties in walking.


Visited August 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“One of best attractions in York and it's free.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Walked around walls many times as I live in York. Most of it is really nice with good views of city, but there are short incomplete sections which are not so nice. If you get fed up, it's only a short walk back into town. Total circuit no more than 2 miles at most and you can do it in an hour. Best starting point is Bootham Bar and then walk clockwise. Not recommended in rain as there is little shelter.

Visited April 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“City walks walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a lovely free walk around York but note there are sections where there are no walls so check the maps which are situated at the bottom of the steps at the end of each section of walls .i would say the best place to park and start is at the mickle gate car park where there are toilets.you can get into the city centre at various points on the walk. We took a baby in a pushchair and this involved a lot of carrying up and down steps but still managed ok .if you come to York as a visitor don't miss this walk especially on a sunny day

Visited September 2013
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