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Address: York YO1 7HB, England
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No visit to York is complete without a stroll along part of the 2 miles of...

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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Free to all, a lovely day out rain or shine with great views of the city the architecture you walk upon and see all around is breathtakingly beautiful so full of history a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm slightly biased in that my experience of walking on city walls is Dubrovnic in Croatia, which is stunning. Within the walls is a heritage sight and is beautiful from every area. This is not the case with York walls, with views of office blocks, council houses and traffic. Only the end containing the Minster is worth the walk.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free to all, a lovely day out rain or shine with great views of the city the architecture you walk upon and see all around is breathtakingly beautiful so full of history a wonderful feeling thinking of the feet that have walked before you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to be in York and nearby villages. Lots of greenery and very good sight of national park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wall entrances are located around the city and are a fun walk and good exercise since you are not in the crowded streets. I don't think jogging is permissible

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Much scenery as it is high up in a city known for its architecture and beauty. March is a good time to go because the foliage is bare enough to see the buildings. Combined with the free walking tour, one gets a good feel for the town. The only caveat is, there are places where there is no railings, which... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed walking the city walls. It wasn't always obvious where to go to pick up the next part of the walk but was worth the trouble to find out. Lovely views and so many daffodils!

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Upminster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Red about these walls and really enjoyed the walk, not a continuous walk, had to get off a couple time them go to the next part of the wall which was well signposted. Great view over the gardens of york

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the bar walks. It's a long walk though you can leave it part way and get back on. The walls are open so small children need to be watched! Walk in the footsteps of the Romans. Amazing.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well preserved and very safe the wall goes a long distance but many chances to get back to ground level and sample local pubs and cafes need a dry day go for it

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience but the flats and houses inside the walk just don't seem quite right. Good photo opportunity on the walls.

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