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October 17, 2012, No comments

Clifford’s Tower is the last remaining part of one of the two castles built in York in 1068 by William the Conqueror. Originally part of York Castle on the West […]

Walmgate Bar, York City Walls

October 17, 2012, No comments

York’s most complete and recognisable Bar still comprises its defensive barbican, portcullis and oak doors. In fact Walmgate Bar is the only tow ...

Bootham Bar, York City Walls

October 10, 2012, No comments

Located on a site that has had a gateway into York since 71AD the current three storey stone tower replaced an original and much smaller wooden struct ...

Monk Bar, York City Walls

October 9, 2012, No comments

Monk Bar is the tallest of the four Bars measuring 19.2m and the most intricately designed, in both ornate appearance and from a structural perspectiv ...

  • Mickelgate Bar, York City Walls
    October 9, 2012, No comments

    Taking its name from Mykill (Great) and Gata (Street) Micklegate Bar is the prestigious entrance to within the City Walls at which important guests from London and the Monarchy would […]

  • York City Walls
    October 9, 2012, No comments

    One of the great attractions that York is most recognised for are the City Walls guarding the perimeter of the once much smaller city. Stretching 2.75 miles (including the gaps) […]