Walking the wall is a must to get a great view of York from all sides. Being elevated gives a different perspective. Lots to read as you get to each gate way.
My wife and I walked the entire city wall and it gave a feel of that the old city must have looked like. Would definitely recommend it - taking in the historic stops and museums along the way. Take in the old castle keep and the adjacent museum. However, don;t expect that everything around the city is old, this is... More
Walked about 2/3s of the wall itself. Lovely views along most of it and the perfect way to view the city centre. On the down side the walkways can be very slippery at this time of the year especially if wet leaves have fell on it! However there is a railing along some of it.
On a recent tour I had very sore legs thru air travel. But the climb up the stairs was worth it. The views from surrounding parapet was astounding. One of my highlights of our trip.
Fantastic walk around York, very interesting and lots to see. You probably need at least 2 1/2 hours in total as there ate lots of points of interest and signs to read. Recommended.
The walk along the city walls takes you back in history and give you a very good idea of how big York was in the middle ages, the views over the roofs of the houses to York Minster are grand, and stops in between when exploring the different city gates even add to the middle age-experience. Fantastic for every one... More
Although you cannot circumnavigate the whole of York via its walls, they are worth walking along as far as possible. Best areas are the strip behind York Minster, for excellent views across the back gardens of the Deanery to the cathedral; also near the station. Good museums and interesting information to be found in some of the gateways too. Be... More
This gives a unique perpective to york, an amazing view of things of interest, you may not normally notice, such as the architecture of buildings, roofs the way they fit together in medieval parts of york within the city walls. The lovely gardens which can be seen from the walls when walking past the treasurers house, a glimpse of history... More
Best to walk along the walls in the sun. If it's raining edge along slowly with your arm against the wall and do'nt give way to people or you will slip and there are no barrier's. On second thoughts only go when it's dry.
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