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York City Walls, York
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Experience York's ancient history by walking along the incredibly well-preserved York City Walls. The walls date back to Roman rule over 2,000 years ago. Walk their entire 3.2 km (2 mi) length if you can. Less than one-third of the 108 walled towns throughout Britain have even a single gateway remaining. These walls, though, retain four main and two minor gatehouses, all of which are still ornate and intact. Take the self-guided audio tour to hear about how the walls developed through the Roman era, the Dark Ages, and the Viking and medieval periods. Be careful in sections with steep drops and no protective barrier. Your ticket for the walls includes free admission to the Richard III Museum, where your tour starts and finishes. Plan to visit York City Walls and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended York attractions using our York tourist route planner.
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What a great city and wonderful walls that create a pathway and a fun activity. York is so much fun and the walls are a real treat.
Visited york a lot but first time I've walked around the city on its walls. Interesting walk, plenty of things to stop and look at, very pretty. Lots of tourists in a group settings with a guide. Woul... read more »
One of the few places where Roman structures sill exist out side the Mediterranean. The Romans were impressive builders wherever they went. Such complete structures are rare.
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