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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 via mobile

A very nice walk but the view is mostly over living areas with the typical English rows of houses. The walk is not good for children since there are no fence on the side facing innwards even though one can fall several meters in many...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

It's incredible to walk along these walls and realise that it was built in the days the romans dominated Britain. As long as you are reasonably fit it is a fairly gentle walk and it's free what could be better than that!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Doing the walk gives you a sense of the history and what they would have faced looking out from their lookout. Worth doing.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An OK experience. The walk is interesting in places where it offers a view of Minster and other sights. It can get boring in parts and is quite similar to walking on a path. The wall has gaps where one needs to cross streets, which...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

York City Walls are definitely my favourite way to enjoy a walk around the city. There is so much to see and it is beautiful relaxing walk on a nice sunny day.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice to walk around and get an idea of sheer scale of York. Some areas are small for pAssing people.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked this as part of White Rose waking tour. Amazing view of the York Minster and a great way to experience York.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful to be able to walk these walls, especially on a sunny day. The section we walked had some seats.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked all the navigable parts of the city walls in one circuit. Took about 90 minutes at moderate pace but be warned there are a lot of steps and much of it no safety rails. Also at one point you are so far from...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The City Walls are free and open from 8am until dusk. The Walls are not complete but there are 2 miles, It is fairly easy to walk around the walls but there are plenty of steps to negotiate. There are some some parts of the...More

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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!
18 March 2016
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Response from Orserio | Reviewed this property
Depends on where you get on (and how often you stop for photo ops), but I'd say not more than an hour.