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Monk Bar

| Off Lord Mayors Walk, York YO1 2LH, England
+44 1904 634191
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Erected in the 14th century, this is the loftiest and strongest of the four gateways into the city of York.
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| Off Lord Mayors Walk, York YO1 2LH, England
+44 1904 634191
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the gates in the city walls this one is interesting because of the double arch. Must be visited as part of the walk along the walls

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of the main gateways into the walled city and is very well kept and preserved. The architecture is beautiful and you can imagine how it must have been used in years gone by. You can access the wall walk from here which...More

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I used this to get up onto the wall and it is an impressive looking structure with its coloured ornamentation.

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This four storey gatehouse is the tallest and most elaborate of the 'bars' and was built in the early 14th century. A self-contained fort, each floor is capable of being defended separately. Monk House has a museum called the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar...More

1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A very historic tower dates from the early 14th century, city’s only working gate in use until 1970. We found this place while roaming around the city and if you like the history, it's indeed a good place to stop by for few minutes. It...More

Thank Ritu R
Reviewed 31 January 2017

For me, this is the best of the four Bars, largely because it houses the brilliant Richard III Experience. Access is either from the Wall Walk or from street level via a narrow staircase.

1  Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Monk Bar is the largest and most ornate of the entrances to old York and this was a self-contained fortress, with each floor capable of being defended. On the front of the bar is an arch supporting a gallery, including 'murder-holes' through which missiles...More

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The tower is nice and inside there is a attraction about the kings involved in War of the Roses (septate attraction - see other reviews). If you like history, it's a good stop for a couple of minutes or so. Also, this is one point...More

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 22 September 2016

As a party of five we booked for a Sunday evening stay. Excellent offer for the 3 rooms with dinner, bed and breakfast. The dinner was a superbly presented good restaurant standard cooking. Appropriate room, small bathroom, if we're quibbling. Breakfast was well presented and...More

Thank colinwballard
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Monks Bar is part of 4 gates of the original York walls, Start finish or pass through here on your York wall walk. It is a very stunning part of York's history. It is also a great place to start your walk into the city...More

Thank LydiaCarlisle
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