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York - A walk on the walls - York's medieval city walls tour

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A walk on the walls - York's medieval city walls tour

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(165 reviews)
City Centre, York, United Kingdom
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Once described as 'The most beautiful walk in England', this tour takes you on a unique journey around the medieval city. York's city walls were first built by the Romans and they remain the best preserved and most complete city walls in England. This tour takes you from Bootham Bar, a 2000 year old city gateway around to Monk Bar, York's most decorative medieval gateway. Along the way you will get a close view of the medieval defences and hear stories about how the city was protected from raiders, including a close up view of one of York's working portcullis defences, You will get magnificent views of York Minster, the Minster Library, Treasurers' House and the rooftops of the city from this wonderful vantage point. Take a walk into history on York's medieval city walls


Meet John Wright

John Wright

Take a walk with John through the ancient streets of York. John is a natural storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about the city. He will help you to make a connection with the beautiful city that will stay with you. His passion for his home city of York shines through as he shares his thoughts on the city, its’ history, stories, fascinating characters and quirks. John’s enthusiasm and his ability to entertain and explain will guarantee you a memorable and intimate experience.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Pat B.

27 June 2021

Well Done! thank you for bringing back memories of a visit several years ago

Jenni S.

27 June 2021

My first trip with John and he is a very good guide. this trip takes use through York city via the Roman wall. It brought back memories of my trip there three years ago. Very nice trip.

Fiona W.

27 June 2021

I always wanted to walk the walls of York. Thank you John for your interesting tour.

Wendy 🇨🇦 B.

26 June 2021

Teresa B.

26 June 2021

I enjoyed the tour. Thanks John. My husband and I took this trip and he left a tip for the two of us.


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