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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 3 days ago

One of the draws for our travel to York was to view the York City Walls. It is remarkable to find the walls in such good shape. A unique experience to walk the walls and imagine the history that this city has seen. And it's...More

Thank Gara Lacy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great walk around some of the walls giving good views of the city inside and outside the city walls as well as giving great views of beautiful and unusual gardens. All part of the York experience.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed walking along the York city walls lots to see along the way and steeped in history 😊 We saw things that you miss on ground level

Thank debton2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing to see these still intact. A good walk with great views on a nice day York is a really scenic place to visit

Thank jazzer2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having visited York on many occasions but this was the first walk around the City Walls. Fascinated at what can be seen and saw places I didn't know existed. Quite a pleasant stroll around the city and will certainly do it again. Very popular with...More

Thank Rongar961
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Part of the wall was blocked when we went. The views were great when looking over towards York Minster.

Thank Aaron22075
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A walk around the city wall offers a great way to see the city skyline in places. The outside of the wall view is limited due to trees etc and is mostly the front and backs of buildings, gardens, offices etc. However inside the wall...More

Thank james s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking along the York City wall is a unique experience. My daughters really enjoyed the walk and learning about the history, as there is a free downloadable guide that includes a map and guide to the bars (gateways).

Thank alexispaigeanderson
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely to walk along on a nice day and great for photos pointing towards the city centre. Just be careful as there aren’t barriers all along it. Would not recommend this walk while drunk.

Thank Pauly-101
Reviewed 4 days ago

Then you can admire the scenic views without camera toting tourists. Remember that the walls do not go all the way around and sometimes, you have to come down & cross a road to do the next section. Also, some parts are given over to...More

Thank david n
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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.