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Bootham Bar

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An interesting entrance to the city

We approached the gate (Arch) with caution and just got through. Its amazing at all the UK/EU... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
4x4wheelers
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Peterborough, Australia
A Gateway into York from Roman times

The main gateway from the north. The via principal is of the Roman Road lies just beneath the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Clarky57
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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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 28 October 2018

We stayed in a hotel on the northwesterly side of old York, so this was our closest entrance to the medieval city. Simply beautiful, and one of the places where you can climb atop the wall that nearly encircles the old town. Many shops, pubs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Bootham Bar is the oldest gateway to the city dating back to 11th century. You pass through it walking on the city walls - it is fascinating place to experience ancient history of York. You can only wonder how well it is preserved.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We approached the gate (Arch) with caution and just got through. Its amazing at all the UK/EU history of the Castles and walls etc that are still standing with minimal deterioration to them. We also did a walk through so we could say we done...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

With a very busy road running right by it most people walk through here on their way to or from other landmarks without really noticing it but there us a huge amount of age and history in the stonework

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The main gateway from the north. The via principal is of the Roman Road lies just beneath the surface and main entrance into what was the Roman fort. The gate above it is called a bar. Sorry no beer served here! The history exudes from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 12 July 2018

For over 2000 years there’s been a gateway here and Roman Legions would have marched through en route to Scotland. Nowadays it’s on a busy junction at end of A19 this side of the city. It’s a good access point for walking the walls or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank thetravelerpenguin
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 814AlanW
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Charli N
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank janwT2714TR
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