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York City Walls, York

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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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  • We only walked one section of the wall, but it was very interesting and we could see the Cathedral, and the arrow slits in the wall were fascinating. 
  • Spread over four sections, the City Walls give you a great view over the city. To do all four sections takes around an hour. If you have to pick just one bit, the part around the back of York Minster ...  more »
  • Really need weather to be ok to enjoy the walk. Lots of steps to climb up and down but an interesting way to see York. Some street walking as not continuous but well sign posted. Fabulous views of Yor...  more »