This is a city walk with a big difference to the norm. York still has most of its medieval walls surrounding the centre of the old city. This creates one of the best 2 mile city walks in the country.
It is a great way to discover York’s history from the Romans to the Vikings and to the present day.
Walking along the top of the walls you can get a great view within to the castle and Minster etc, plus out to over the landscape of the Vale of York.
Along the route you pass through and by the Bars (old gates to the city) and many of these gatehouses contain cafes to get refreshments or little museums to learn more about the city.
You can see more to inspire your trip in this article.