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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.
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Must walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Have walked them many times but still love them every time. Fab views of the gardens, cathedral and parts of York you might not normally see. Do the whole circle.

Visited March 2014
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“A must do when visiting York”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

I hadn't been to York in several years and the first thing I decided to do was to do a full circuit of the City Walls. A full circuit took me a little under two hours to complete.

The walls provide many nice views of the city as well as some gardens too. If you want to start the walls from the train station, you need to turn right out of the main entrance/exit and follow the road until you see the steps up to join the wall on your left.

One thing that I did notice with the walls is that there are many sections where there is no wall/barrier on one of the sides of the path - with some quite steep banks below. It is something to consider if you're scared of heights!

A problem I did find was a lack of signs at points where the wall ends and you have to re-join it further along. I did have to ask for help once and was given a leaflet which had a map which was useful.

Visited March 2014
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“Got Lost...!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

But it was fun to use this walk as an excuse to explore more of York then we would of had chance to otherwise! Brilliant history and lovely views!

Visited March 2014
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Backwell, United Kingdom
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“Free and good on a nice day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Good views of the city and a pleasant walk on a nice day. Very well preserved and easy to get around.

Visited May 2013
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“A must when visiting this beautiful city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Excellent views of the city and a especially on a warm spring day when the banks are spangled with daffodils.

Visited March 2014
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