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York City Walls

York YO1 7HB, England
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No visit to York is complete without a stroll along part of the 2 miles of historic walls that have protected the city for nearly 2000 years. The walls are completely free to walk, however bespoke guided tours can be booked with your own personal tour guide, meeting you at a time and place to suit you, and showing you the extensive hidden history to be found along the walls.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great free fun activity and beautiful views of the Minster. You can walk all of the walks or just parts but the bootham bar part past the back of the Minster the best views.

1  Thank Yorkies10
Reviewed 2 days ago

The wall is a great part of York, you can walk the whole thing and there are lots of areas to get on and off!

1  Thank rebecca p
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting view on the old city and a good way to while away an hour or so on a warm summer day. Look out for the cats!

Thank normannorma1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The York City Walls walk is a great reminder of our relatively recent history. Including the battles and how the country was divided - in more ways that one..

2  Thank olibot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably the best free thing to do in York. It's a great walk...you can take as much time as you want reading the history, stopping for refreshments, taking photos etc. Great views an.d it's healthy so try it...thoroughly recommended.

Thank Aleseeker
Reviewed 2 days ago

When I lived here I walked the walls so many times! It's an excellent walk around the old city center and the view of the city and the Minster is spectacular from parts of the wall. Gives you a whole new perspective on the city.

Thank cillelillemy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some unique views to be had by travelling the city this way - the walls are well maintained and a great bit of history - at no charge!

Thank meryll83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

See the city from above, sneak peeks into the back yard of old houses and pubs. Best way and free to get a real feel of the city 👌

Thank Clare W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The circular walk along the city walls was a nice walk. It's a must see if you are in this area. I highly recommend it!

Thank Coolie001
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are able bodied and can walk for a couple of hours this is a great way to experience York. The sights and information along the way are fantastic. You can hop off the wall at various locations for a drink or bite to...More

Thank Martin W
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12 December 2016|
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Response from Jim T | Reviewed this property |
I am a tourist, and so cannot answer your question but York is a highly organised destination and so would be suprised if a German speaking tour was not available
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18 September 2016|
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Response from MrsT17 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, all the way along :-) enjoy the views!
19 March 2016|
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Response from Orserio | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where you get on (and how often you stop for photo ops), but I'd say not more than an hour.