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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 4 days ago via mobile

The walls are amazing and steeped in history. There are small museums along the walls which are very informative. Unfortunately there is a cost for visiting them. There is no wheelchair access..There are numerous access point along the wall which allows one to get off...More

Thank jim H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful day out in York. Walk the length of the walls. Stopping off at the many towers that you can enter and go up and get drinks at a lot of them. The walls are great as there are plenty of eating places to stop...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fairly easy going walk around the city. Not completely around by wall but mostly. Can step off at all city gates for easy access to various city sites.

Thank Davethetraveller47
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful sunny day was perfect to walk around the wall marking the perimeter of York town. Some lovely historical views some not so nice of 60s buildings , approx 3 miles of wandering and we'll worth it to get feel of old York ice of...More

Thank T3440NAmaryc
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the draws for our travel to York was to view the York City Walls. It is remarkable to find the walls in such good shape. A unique experience to walk the walls and imagine the history that this city has seen. And it's...More

Thank Gara Lacy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great walk around some of the walls giving good views of the city inside and outside the city walls as well as giving great views of beautiful and unusual gardens. All part of the York experience.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed walking along the York city walls lots to see along the way and steeped in history 😊 We saw things that you miss on ground level

Thank debton2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing to see these still intact. A good walk with great views on a nice day York is a really scenic place to visit

Thank jazzer2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having visited York on many occasions but this was the first walk around the City Walls. Fascinated at what can be seen and saw places I didn't know existed. Quite a pleasant stroll around the city and will certainly do it again. Very popular with...More

Thank Rongar961
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Part of the wall was blocked when we went. The views were great when looking over towards York Minster.

Thank Aaron22075
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Do you offer German speaking tours for groups sized 10-20 pax?
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
Is it free to walk the walls?
18 September 2016|
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Response from MrsT17 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, all the way along :-) enjoy the views!
How long does it take to walk York City Walls?
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.