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“York Medieval City Walls”
Review of York City Walls

York City Walls
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US$25,12*
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
Ranked #14 of 167 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Walking the city walls should take approximately 2 hours to complete. There are several gateways or towers that have information boards giving a brief history of the tower and the adjoining walls. One gateway in particular houses a cafe in the Elizabethan extension. We found the walk enjoyable and informative plus it's free. Care needs to be taken on some sections of the wall and steps.

Thank Mick R
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Have been living in York for 10 years, almost every month I will visit the wall and have a long walk along with family.

Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

this wall is just unique in the country. have a walk will take about an hour and you can have a whole view for the city.

Thank ShawnL1733
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

walking around the wall you can find every corner of the city. one hour is ok for even a child. Also you can get off at a few stops.

Thank Jimmy L
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We have been to York on many occasions. We always go and walk along the City Walls. It is a good way to see different parts of the city while giving you a general perspective of what it must have been like when they were used for protection. To walk along and look down into the city you can imagine all the people going about their lives during that period of time. While the walls were originally built for protection today they give a unique perspective that you would not get just walking around the streets. While the wall is not complete you can still walk quite a ways around. Getting up to and down from the wall is not difficult but advise taking your time on the stairs as they are not new and modern so can be at odd angles and smaller than modern steps. Would highly recommend taking the time to walk around the wall even if its just for a short bit.

Thank explorer5762
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