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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 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you're in York I'd recommend a walk on the walls. The wall area around the Minster gives some great views of the gardens around the area. Definitely worth a stroll around on a sunny day

Thank Nick p
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The wall walk is a must if you visit York, there is a small area that had no rail to hold, so being scared of heights I didn't walk that little bit. There are gold markers on the trail so it's easy enough to follow...More

Thank winnieport
Reviewed 28 August 2016

There are 2 miles of the walk although you can get off at various points. The important thing is that the wall is not supported on one side and there are steep sides. Trying to pass can be scarey.

Thank ashers2206
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

These beautiful old walls provide an insight into the history of the city of York. They also offer an enjoyable walk with lovely views.

Thank Katie2690
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The grandchildren were smitten with the walk on the walls imagining what it would be like as a soldier patrolling the walls in days gone by. We strolled early evening and it wasn't too busy, which, at certain times it can be. An amazing free...More

Thank Joshcleo
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Walked with family and friends including 2x toddlers. The views are fantastic, especially of the minster on a nice day, although there are narrow sections where it is difficult for little ones. That said its all very safe and fenced off in all the right...More

Thank Sipevo
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Well, something I've never done but had to do this today.. History and adds a bit of exercise to the visit.. Take a drink with you on a hot day .. Not alcohol as you may fall off the wall.. 😂..

Thank RobbyK2468
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The city walls are SUCH a cool way to see the city. It's so fascinating to think about how long the city walls have been standing and all the history they have seen. Definitely a neat way to get some exercise on a lovely day.

Thank Madeleine R
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have visited York many times over the years; I never tire of walking the walls. Seeing all the he nature parts of the city change over the seasons is lovely. A must do. Only thing I missed this time was the squirrels antics. I...More

Thank primroseviolet
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Although the walls are cool and well preserved, most of them don't have an internal fence (so if you fall good luck) and there are way too many tall trees in the surroundings so taking photos of good sceneries is almost impossible, better go to...More

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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
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18 September 2016|
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Response from MrsT17 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, all the way along :-) enjoy the views!