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York City Walls, York

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Experience York's ancient history by walking along the incredibly well-preserved York City Walls. The walls date back to Roman rule over 2,000 years ago. Walk their entire 3.2 km (2 mi) length if you can. Less than one-third of the 108 walled towns throughout Britain have even a single gateway remaining. These walls, though, retain four main and two minor gatehouses, all of which are still ornate and intact. Take the self-guided audio tour to hear about how the walls developed through the Roman era, the Dark Ages, and the Viking and medieval periods. Be careful in sections with steep drops and no protective barrier. Your ticket for the walls includes free admission to the Richard III Museum, where your tour starts and finishes. Plan your York City Walls visit and explore what else you can see and do in York using our York trip planner.
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  • If you ever find the time, walk the city walls of York. Absorb the history whilst ambling along, and take in the superb views and architecture. 
    If you ever find the time, walk the city walls of York. Absorb the history whilst ambling along, and take in the superb views and architecture.  more »
  • Nice easy walk to see York from a different perspective. Plenty of chances to get down and explore stop offs along the way before continuing 
    Nice easy walk to see York from a different perspective. Plenty of chances to get down and explore stop offs along the way before continuing  more »
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  • York has retained so much of its medieval structure that walking into its centre or around its 3 mile long ( 4.8 km ) Ancient city walls is like entering a living museum. Amazing experience! Be aware of no security fences in place in some parts along the pathway. The wall's gates close at dusk. Must be seen. Such a free of charge wonder!
  • this took us a few hours as we stopped frequently to look at the views. Was a lot of fun. Its around 4km distance to walk. Its not continuous- but easy to pick up when the wall runs out. Highly recommend

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