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Bootham Bar

De Grey House Exhibition Square | St. Leonards Pl., York YO1 7EW, England
+44 1904 621756
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A historic structure

This is another single tower part of the city wall that provides historic reference to the culture... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
thetravelerpenguin
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Winchester, Virginia
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Ancient entrance

Good access point if you want to walk the walls . The first floor has a square paved area which is... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Alan W
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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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Located at the northern gateway to York, Bootham is the oldest of the city's four defensive bastions, with some of the stones dating to the 11th century.
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De Grey House Exhibition Square | St. Leonards Pl., York YO1 7EW, England
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This is another single tower part of the city wall that provides historic reference to the culture and the defense of the city

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Good access point if you want to walk the walls . The first floor has a square paved area which is worth a look round before you go to the walls via a black steel gate

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

But as far as ancient gateways go this is pretty good. Started the wall walk here and squeezed the pram up the stairs!! I would say worth a visit but it's hard to miss this if you are visiting York

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This wonderful old archway is something very special and it is well worth taking a moment to understand it's history and the setting it is in

1  Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is one of the four 'bars' with one of the oldest surviving stonework. The archway dates from the 11th century and the rest of the structure from the 14th century. In 1501 a door knocker was installed as Scots were required to knock first...More

2  Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is one of the four main Bars into the City, and has its own history which you can read from the display boards. It is the northern gateway into the City and is very near to York Minster.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a great historical gate, showing entry into old York. The plaque on the gate states that this former Roman border wall of York was cut through to fit Princess Margaret's carriage (Henry VIII's sister). Enjoy!

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Marking one of the original entries into the City initially created by the Romans, the majority of the present structure relates to the 14th century, although the main archway dates back to the 11th century. Today the imposing building gives access to the maze of...More

1  Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

great entrance point to the city, built like a minture castle. free to enter and a place to start walking the walls. great features like the portcullis and murder holes

1  Thank HatterWilko
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

If travelling to York from Clifton (on the road rather than by the river) then this is the first 'Bar' or Gateway to the wall which you'll encounter. Bootham Bar makes an excellent starting point either for a short or complete circuit of York's medieval...More

1  Thank mikeedeedee
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