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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wouldn't be suitable for people that can't do stairs. Views from the wall are amazing. Whilst it isn't particularly high it is high enough too see around There are information points all over York. About the history.

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked part of the city wall in the pouring rain. We did have umbrellas with us but it wasn't raining when we went out. The rain came on when we were out wandering and that's where we ended up. You can walk round the...More

Thank Morag R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ive walked these walls many times over the years and cant resist another walk every few years between. Its a great way to see the city from a different perspective. It took us just less than an hour walking slowly and stopping here n there.

Thank Darryl C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful way to view the city, would highly recommend! Walked along here on our way back to the train station.

Thank Been2EveryCountry
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great views as you walk the walls of York! Wonderful that this bit of history has been preserved from Medieval times to see how the city was protected.

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening stroll around the city walls. It is great to see the city from a totally different perspective. I saw pub/restaurant gardens that made me want to visit them.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The walls are in sections around various parts of the city. Some have been modernised to allow for roads and traffic. They are easy to walk with a fairly wide walkway, although some have no railings on the inner side so if you bring children...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our walk round the city walls - but failed to read the notices properly so we couldn't do the last section as they closed it for the night - it was still very light so we hadn't expected that - but I can...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great way of getting around and viewing the city from a different perspective. Beware when wet as can be slippy in places and not railings on all the sections of wall.

Thank jw12376
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a walk around the walls, there are plenty of gates which are signposted to enter and leave. In fact we found the walls better than walking by road, no traffic, bikes etc, a must do when visiting York.

Thank Chris B
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5 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.
12 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
Anne A
18 September 2016|
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Response from MrsT17 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, all the way along :-) enjoy the views!