York City Walls, York

4.7
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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  • Walking the walls is highly recommended, but the reason I only give it 4 stars, is when you have to leave the wall, the signposts to the next part of the wall, are terrible and it is very easy to lose...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my walk along the Roman Wall that surround about 75% of York. Narrow in places with railings where needed. Good number of steps back down to street level for a break. Great views of...  more »
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