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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 yesterday

Walking along the medieval city walls is fun especially for lovers of history (which presumably most visitors to York are), and provides unique views into the old town of York (not visible from the streets). The best section is from behind the Minster and clockwise...More

Thank WarsawWanderer
Reviewed yesterday

York old city wall does not enclose the entire city of York, but it is a nice safe walk where from you can view the entire city of York. A nice walk on a nice day.

Reviewed yesterday

Caters for all as disabled staff very friendly plenty resting areas lift available great day out for family

Thank 86maz
Reviewed 2 days ago

we only walked one of the three sections because of the kids, but it was a nice way to say goodbye to the city..

Thank ellie-dario
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The walls were a beautiful walk in the evening. Lots of people around and it seemed very safe. The history is so internal the kids really enjoyed it too. A great place to walk and get exercise.

Thank PerkinsPartyof6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A quick walk around the walls of York brings you a wonderful different perspective on the city and a great view! Don't miss it!

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice walk and gives a good perspective of the city. Suitable for all standards of fitness, unsuitable for those who use a wheelchair.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice stroll. It's nice looking over the wall into the lovely neighbouring gardens. A few places to sit and people watch.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The walls are amazing and steeped in history. There are small museums along the walls which are very informative. Unfortunately there is a cost for visiting them. There is no wheelchair access..There are numerous access point along the wall which allows one to get off...More

Thank jim H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful day out in York. Walk the length of the walls. Stopping off at the many towers that you can enter and go up and get drinks at a lot of them. The walls are great as there are plenty of eating places to stop...More

Thank Carol C
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Do you offer German speaking tours for groups sized 10-20 pax?
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
Anne A
Is it free to walk the walls?
18 September 2016|
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Response from MrsT17 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, all the way along :-) enjoy the views!
How long does it take to walk York City Walls?
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.