York City Walls, York

4.7
Ruin · Scenic Walking Area
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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  • Very good way of introducing yourself to the city, while getting some exercise. Fairly easy walking but you go at your own pace on a 'one way' system.  more »
  • Despite the rather inclimate weather conditions expected of a October morning in the UK, the roughly 3 mile long walk is a must do if you are visiting York. Just make sure you bring a brolly!  more »
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