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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
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.
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
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
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
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