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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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York YO1 7HB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the attractions we did during a visit to York. Walk at your own pace and see the great scenery. The walk took us around 3 hours as we made a few pit stops for drinks.

Thank Tomandli
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The three sections of the wall cover centre of the city. Some bits of the wall was closed because of the weather, but was still enjoyable walking around it. Lots of history, worth to walk on wall. I will come back, I'm sure :)

Thank Violetta M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I lived in York for 10 years, and re-visited this wonderful ancient, medieval walled (5 km in circumference) city in March 2017. It gets better every time. Within the large walled city centre, you feel like you are on a movie set for a new...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked the walls during a wet and windy afternoon but despite this the walk was still very enjoyable and gave a different view of the city which let us see lots. A real must do if you visit York.

Thank John-Rosie-13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having moved to York we seen discovered the city walls and decided to walk along them. There are three sections of intact wall and we walked the final stretch yesterday! They are free to walk on and two of them have got small museums on...More

Thank jessicaw487
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a leisurely morning walk the length of the castle walls. Helped us see different things and see the usual attractions from a different angle. The café at Walmgate Bar well worth a visit and the staff very helpful and informative.

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst in York for a few days we again walked much of these walls. There are steps to most apart from one which is a long slope. They offer interesting views of of York and many buildings ad once again we were not disappointed. We...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some of the best preserved Medieval walls around, encircling a significant part of York. A walk along the parapet affords a unique view of some of York's more interesting back gardens.

Thank b0b202
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great way to see the city! Lovely to see the walls are being maintained for such a great activity. Really well signposted too so easy to navigate around.

Thank mooshaped
Reviewed 6 days ago

Three of us walked on top of the walls quite a few times as we had three nights just outside the walls. Very interesting and nice views!! Amazing how they built such wonderful walls back in the early days.Lots of history!! Worth taking a walk...More

Thank Bobby31225
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22 December 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
They can be accessed most times of the day, during daylight hours. However, the gates through which the walls pass are locked and so preventing access. The walls are not continuous and in parts are open on one side so not... More
6 August 2017|
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Response from teenagerm0m | Reviewed this property |
We never got the feeling like we could fall. There are high walls or fences and solid footing. If it's just being high, I think 20-30 feet at the most is it.
13 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