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Address: York YO1 7HB, England
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No visit to York is complete without a stroll along part of the 2 miles of...

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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City Walls

Different insight to York ,well worth a walk round the walls ,and its free .You get a feeling what it must of been like ,to look down from the walls ,at an invaading army trying... read more

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a good idea to be able to 'walk the wall' so to speak and as one of the entrances was just outside our hotel we opted to the walk before breakfast. Disappointingly after a short timer the wall petered out to give way to a set of road crossings. This in itself understandable but there was absolutely no indication... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Different insight to York ,well worth a walk round the walls ,and its free .You get a feeling what it must of been like ,to look down from the walls ,at an invaading army trying to take the city

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Thank Peter L
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stroll along the three old sections of wall, and walk through history. A great way to get around the city, offering stunning views along some sections, and linking in with some great places to visit....keep a close eye on young ones though, as there isn't much of a guard rail on the inside of the wall walkways!

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Thank Broadster67
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got on the wall near the train station and walked around anticlockwise to reach our hotel near the Minster. It was a beautiful day and a lovely walk. We got on the off to see other sights and have lunch. We finished off the walk the following day.

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Thank Rosiwin
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to York and one of the first things we did was walked the walls. As well as having good views of the city that you can't get from other parts of the city, I found the walk gave me a good feeling of the city and really helped to get my bearings.

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Thank Melanie C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Using the walls is a great way to get around York and avoid the traffic. They also allow you to get an insight into how people lived in medieval York and at the same time providing views of modern day York. Sadly they are not disability friendly and some people may be concerned about the drops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A walk on the city walls is a must for any trip to York. Stroll along the walls and enjoy incredible views of the city and the Minster. You don't have to walk all the way around because the wall is broken up in spots.

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Thank sheatly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm actually scared of heights but did walk the walls to humour my partner. He loved it. Admittedly, I didn't see the views from the wall because I was too scared to look, but I'm sure it would be a great view for anyone not scared of heights :)

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Thank JoJo H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great outdoor activity to enable you to see the original city boundary . Historical information is posted at regular intervals with codes to scan on smart phones. You can start / stop the walk whenever you want to go into the city, although quite a few steps so not suitable for all abilities. Original barbican at walmgate that is now... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we have visitors we always take them on a walk of the wall. They offer the best views of the city, and particularly the Minster. Probably the best bit is nearby the train station, if you want the classic view of the city and front of the Minster.

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