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Erected in the 14th century, this is the loftiest and strongest of the four gateways into the city of York.
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| Off Lord Mayors Walk, York YO1 2LH, England
+44 1904 634191
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank aflynn33
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

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. You can also visit...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Mrs Jackie K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

1  Thank canyouplay0
Reviewed 20 May 2018

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.

Thank WanderingsAscent
Reviewed 13 May 2018

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

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 28 December 2017

One of the gates in the city walls this one is interesting because of the double arch. Must be visited as part of the walk along the walls

Thank janwT2714TR
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I used this to get up onto the wall and it is an impressive looking structure with its coloured ornamentation.

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

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