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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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"great walk"
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"great views of the minster"
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"bootham bar"
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"different perspective"
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"wall walk"
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"enjoyable walk"
in 75 reviews
"monk bar"
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"sunny day"
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"city centre"
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"couple of hours"
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"parts"
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"gates"
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"history"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked the walls around York today. It was a lovely way to see the city sights and a very easy walk to do. It was about 2 miles altogether although it’s not all on the walls, there are a few bits just on footpaths...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An excellent way to begin exploring York. There are some excellent views to be seen and it is not a strenuous walk

Thank spn56
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the walls from Micklegate to get from one attraction to another and get a great view of the city and fresher air than on the roads. Access is by quite long flights of steep steps and the walkways have no guard rails in...More

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my wife and I walked round the walls on a chilly day and were amazed at the views we saw, especially the Minster and city, we will definitely return

Thank tony B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t leave the city without taking the walk along all of the city’s walls. Great views of the Minster and a good view over the city, be aware that if its very cold the walls walk are shut due to H&S. Thanks

Thank Keith T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The wall is almost complete an d provides good views of the the city as you walk around - you can also reach most points of interest, such as the Railway Museum and Minster easily.

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a walk around the city walls getting from one side of the city to the other whilst avoiding the crowds the only draw back that I have is the lack of fencing as it is quite steep to one side which makes it...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely way to see the outskirts of the city. Passing all the main attractions, you were able to view from a different angle. A change from pounding the cobbled streets both ways....

Thank Mrscarrottop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even on a cold day in February there was so many people walking these walls. Also its not always obvious where the next section is as there a few breaks in the wall. Ive done this walk many times so i now know but best...More

Thank D9767FDdarreng
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Added some fun to our weekend. It is certainly a must. We didn't do the full wall just to where we needed to be. On a clear day the sights are great

Thank Sarah W
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VMP81
22 December 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
They can be accessed most times of the day, during daylight hours. However, the gates through which the walls pass are locked and so preventing access. The walls are not continuous and in parts are open on one side so not... More
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mmurphy0559
5 August 2017|
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Response from teenagerm0m | Reviewed this property |
We never got the feeling like we could fall. There are high walls or fences and solid footing. If it's just being high, I think 20-30 feet at the most is it.
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ronja4
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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