Visit the City Walls walkway

York's City Walls are a scheduled monument; you're welcome to enjoy the walkway, which can be accessed at various points around the city, including at the principal gates.

Map of the City Walls


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Access to the City Walls walkway

Before you visit York's City Walls, please consider:

  • the walkway is elevated and accessed by steps
  • there is no disabled access to the City Walls walkway; the most accessible, close-up views of the walls are at the Multangular Tower (the city walls can also be followed from the pavement)
  • some parts of the walkway are narrow and have unguarded edges; care must be taken at all times
  • children must be closely supervised
  • pushchairs, prams and buggies are not allowed on the city walls
  • dogs are not allowed on the city walls, except assistance dogs
  • opening and closures can be affected by weather conditions (check the City Walls opening and closing times, and how to find out about unplanned closures)

Facilities near the City Walls

Public toilets are located in St Leonard’s Place, near the entrance to the City Walls walkway at Bootham Bar.

Find out about parking and travel in York.

City Walls