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York City Walls

York YO1 7HB, England
+44-1904-621756
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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.
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York YO1 7HB, England
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"great views of the minster"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

we started at Goodramgate/Monkgate and walked left. Beautiful stretch of Roman walls. Lots of stairs.

Thank WalkingInLA
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice way to sample what York has to offer for anyone wanting to soak up some history. You do not have walk along it far to get a feel for it’s history.

Thank waldorf53
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent a few hours walking around and every time they break off, we stopped for coffee, Some very interesting information at the start of each wall. Can be a little confusing as to where the next part of the wall starts though!

Thank RoamingKoalas
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The City walls of York are easy to access and offers a great view of both historic and modern York. It is an easy and more quiet Way to walk from one end of the old City centre to the other. The Wall is wide...More

Thank DBDK79
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited York and travel across the city using the Walls. It’s great to see the surrounding and get a feel for how the big the city is and learn some history. Some of the walk ways are tight and steep, so maybe avoid if...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a nice walk to take while you visit York. Not difficult or hard to access so it works for old people and children. I prefer the longer walk on the walls instead of through the city streets. Very calm and peaceful.

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved walking around these walls..some amazing views..little one walked a lot of the way round as well..nice and chilled

Thank aquage
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited York for a weeks holiday and the walls were in on our to do list. We weren’t disappointed. Very enjoyable, a mixture of heights and steps. It was hot when we visited remember to take a bottle of water!!

1  Thank TracyJChis
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The wall has several entry points as several places. Some are restricted and open only during certain times, but one can still get on it from near the river where there was not gate. Be care, there are some places where there is no side...More

Thank Chandra_A_Texas_USA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking round part of the walls was very enjoyable. A pleasant walk with great views. Great to see York Minster from a different angle. The walls were quiet, maybe due to the time of year. Not too many steps up or down either.

Thank Herta F
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VMP81
22 December 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
They can be accessed most times of the day, during daylight hours. However, the gates through which the walls pass are locked and so preventing access. The walls are not continuous and in parts are open on one side so not... More
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mmurphy0559
5 August 2017|
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Response from teenagerm0m | Reviewed this property |
We never got the feeling like we could fall. There are high walls or fences and solid footing. If it's just being high, I think 20-30 feet at the most is it.
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ronja4
12 December 2016|
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Response from Jim T | Reviewed this property |
I am a tourist, and so cannot answer your question but York is a highly organised destination and so would be suprised if a German speaking tour was not available
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