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A trip to York is incomplete without walking around the city walls. It is a 3.4 km long and beautiful wall which are the longest medieval town walls in England.

Since the Roman times, the city of York has been defened by walls of different forms and now, York has more miles of walls than any other city in England. They are often refered to as York City Walls, Bar Walls and the Roman Walls. It would take approximately two hours to complete the entire circuit of 3.4 kms. There are four major bars or gateways, one Victorian gateway and 45 towers. The Friends of York Walls provides an online guide known as York's City Walls trail which provides a tourist with all necessary information about the location, accessibilty and the maps.

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