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I walked the city wall from Bootham Bar to Monk Bar, descending here. Noteworthy is the portcullis inside the gate, last lowered when Queen Elizabeth entered the town. York Minster is just up the street. There is a museum inside the gatehouse.
Monk Bar built in the early 14th century is one of the four major fortified gates on York city walls. It will give you a good idea about York mighty fortifications and brings you back to the times of Richard III.
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Visit the Monks bar tower on the historic York City walls. Fabulous displays and information about the two wars of the Roses Kings, Richard 111 and Henry V11. Knowledgeable staff and great value. Walk along the walls in between the two towers. There are steep...More
Walk past here regularly to collect my prescription from the pharmacist's. Historical spot, one which symbolises the Roman past of York (Eboracum) as it is one of the best preserved Roman forts (castellum) in the world, and it really is spectacular. There are many such...More
We walked to Monk Bar from our hotel and used it as a landmark to find our way back, York can be very confusing. We climbed the steps and walked along the wall. There are some beautiful views from here, lots of photo opportunities.
A good entrance to the city walls walk and also contains the fascinating Richard III experience. Don't stand in the road but, from the pavement, it is possible to get a good feel for how this once must have impressed as one of the defended...More
This is one of the main gateways into the walled city and is very well kept and preserved. The architecture is beautiful and you can imagine how it must have been used in years gone by.
You can access the wall walk from here which...More
This four storey gatehouse is the tallest and most elaborate of the 'bars' and was built in the early 14th century. A self-contained fort, each floor is capable of being defended separately. Monk House has a museum called the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar...More