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Review of York City Walls

York City Walls
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US$25.36*
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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 22 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting walk around the walls of York city. The town has such a rich historical past and you certainly get a feel for it from the walls

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure how exactly one rates city walls. I found myself strolling atop them courtesy of York’s free walking tour on a beautiful Summer day. The York city walls are very well maintained and the walkway along them is easy to navigate, with a metal safety railing on the inside. Definitely not wheelchair accessible, though, and there are some stairs (though not a huge number) to climb to get onto the wall walkway. The views from the walls are quite nice, especially those of the York Minster and supporting buildings. It was fun to lean out through one of the crenels (gaps in the wall) and imagine a horde of attacking soldiers being repulsed by defenders. At some gates you can see a portculis (drop-down spiked barrier). The walls are an easy, free, and historic site, so do visit them if you have time.

Thank The_Examined_Life
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

You get the best view of the city and the most beautiful view of the Minster from the city walls. A must in York!

Thank cillelillemy
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Puts the city in perspective and helps to orientate you, parts of the city become visible from height that you might miss otherwise

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Well worth spending time to have a wander around the parts of the walls that are accessible around York, also allows for ease pub locating, well worth a bit of exercise.

Thank TeamWard
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