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City of York Walls

Historic Site

York, Y01 8RY

Tel: 01904 552270

City walls

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About us

No visit to York would be complete without a walk around the City Walls. At 3.4 kilometres long, the beautifully preserved walls are the longest medieval town walls in England. About 2.5 million people walk along all or part of the City walls each year, enjoying some amazing views. The completion of the entire circuit will take approximately 2 hours. There are five main bars or gateways, one Victorian gateway, one postern (a small gateway) and 45 towers. The walls weigh approximately 100,000 metric tonnes.

There is a very detailed "York City Walls Trail" on the Friends of York Walls website

www.yorkwalls.org.uk

Opening Times

* Fishergate Postern Tower will be open by Friends of York Walls Volunteers on the following 2017 dates, from 10am to 4pm.

Sat 28th + Sun 29th Jan = York Residents Weekend
Sat 18th & 25th Feb = York Viking Festival
Sat 11th & 25th March = York Literary Festival
Sat 8th &15th + Sun 16th April = Easter Hols, Weekend
Sat 22nd April = York Open Studios
Sat 29th April + Mon 1st May = May Day BH
Sat 13th May = May Sa

Facilities

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Road Directions

Access to the walls available from -Bootham BarWalmgateFoss Islands RoadLendal BridgePark & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. www.yorkparkandride.co.ukThe nearest railway station is York, which is 0 miles away.

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