York City Walls, York

4.7
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 your York City Walls visit and explore what else you can see and do in York using our York trip planner.
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  • Love the walls, the walk never fails to lift my spirits whatever the weather. I love the new one way system around the walls and think it should continue after the pandemic ends. A few bits of...  more »
  • There are designated entrance and exit points because the walk-around requires people to move clockwise thru the walls. A bit confusing in finding the entrances and exits. But once you get started...  more »
  • Signs stating ONE WAY and yet many took no notice as probably didn’t see the extremely small and insignificant signs... all of which are in English with no effort to provide other European...  more »

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