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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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  • Amazing that so much of the city walls surrounding City of York still remains. We started at Monk Bar and finished near the Clifford's Tower. Did this easily with my 6yo son. Very interesting and vari...  more »
  • We had a great day walking round the York Walls my 5yr old granddaughter really enjoyed herself. We even took a picnic. A lovely day had by all  more »
  • A great way of exploring the city for free. Some great and easy geocaches to find keeping younger members of the family interested. Some parts of the wall have no barrier fences so do be careful with ...  more »