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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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  • Walked on the wall on my way back to the Principal York, took pictures and enjoyed the view of York. 
  • Never miss walking around the walls when we visit York. Been coming here for 26 years and still look forward to the exercise this provides. Nice views along the way especially by Minster. 
  • The walk around the city walls is not a short walk but one worth doing.You get to see the city from a higher perspective along with the amazing opportunity to experience such history.