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York City Walls

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2000 years of history, in 2 miles (3.4km), in 2 hours! Being such an important city for kings and conquerors for over 2000 years, it is no wonder that York is impressively fortified. The old city wall is a marvel, with the Roman layers at the bottom and Norman layers at the top, lovingly restored by the Victorian English. You can walk all around it, taking in green manicured lawns, stately homes and daffodils, where there once lay deep moats and barricades!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Other InformationGETTING THERE:Train: York is well connected by train to both London and Edinburgh. Avoiding rush-hour travel will get you the best prices. Check tickets at National Express is the bus service and the best fares are on their website York is 210 miles north of London (covered in about 4-5 hours).WHERE TO STAY:Most B&Bs are located on Bootham Terrace and Bootham Crescent, a 15 min walk from the York train station.TIPS TO EAT:Around the York Minster is an inviting cluster of roads zig-zagging in all directions filled with quaint eateries and posh teahouses. Vegetarians can head to El Piano (Grape Lane) or Goji Café (Goodramgate).Savour evening tea at Earl Grey Tea Rooms (Shambles).OTHER SIGHTS:Children will love the train display at National Railway Museum and the sweet treats at York’s Chocolate Story. #britain #england #york #walking #culture #history