YORK, England |Self Guided Walking Tour

A Self guided Walking Tour if York that I created, LINK BELOW

Here is a link to the Self Guided Walking Tour of YORK ENGLAND I made:


Stop #1 The SHAMBLES

The Shambles is an iconic street is York, know for it’s overhanging timber framed buildings. The street used to be home to many butchers and was known as “The Great Flesh Shambles”. CREEPY? The buildings all look as if they were built without a level, which could be because the majority of them where built in the 14th century. Now you will find many Harry Potter shops and souvenirs.

I try to lift a falling building in the Shambles, York.
The Shambles, York England

Stop #2 MINSTER GATES : for a lovely first peek at York Minster

This stop provided a great first glimpse at the famous York Minster.

Minster Gates and York Minster

Stop #3 York Minster

From here we wandered over to York Minster, the iconic minster in the city centre. The first church structure on this spot was built in 627, but the Gothic one you see today was started in 1215 and added to and restored throughout the years.

York Minster, York England

Stop #4 York Museum Gardens

The York Museum gardens are a wonderful place to explore on your way to the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. There is also a very beautiful section of old city wall to see here.

Stop #5 St Mary’s Abbey Ruins

One of the highlights for us in York was the ruins of this beautiful Abbey

St Mary’s Abbey Ruins York England

Stop #6 Edible Gardens

Within the York Museum Gardens and right beside the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey are these lovely gardens, which lead you back to the entrance for the York City Walls.

The Edible Gardens in York England

Stop #7 Entrance to City Walls

There are many entrances to the City Walls in York, this one just happens to be near the Abbey ruins and also provides a wonderful view of York Minster.

From here, we went on to explore our first section of the city walls. The city walls ended up being our favourite place in York. We packed a picnic each night and brought a beverage with us. We would then find a place along the wall to sit down, with our legs dangling over the edge, and eat our dinner as the sun set over this beautiful city.

Stop #8 Robin Hood Tower (great view of the Minster)

View of York Minster from the City Walls

Stop #9 Monk Gate

Another place to stop along the wall for a rest or picnic

Stop #10 New Tower

Yet another place to stop and sit to enjoy the view of York City.

View from the York City Walls

Stop #11 Larthrope Tower ( Corner Tower)

Jumping for joy on the York City Walls
Corner tower Larthorpe on the York City Walls

Stop #12 Clifford’s Tower (York Castle)

Definitely worth a stop, although we did not pay the entrance fee. You can still climb to the top of the stairs for a nice view of the river and surrounding area.

Clifford’s Tower in York England

Stop #13 Baile Hill

This ended up being our favourite section of the York City Walls. This is where we had more than one picnic as the sun set over the gorgeous city of York.

A beer on the Wall at Baile Hill in York England

Stop #14 Bitchdaughter Tower

Interesting name for a tower, but a wonderful spot to sit on our favourite stretch of York Wall.

York City wall between Baile Hill and Bitchdaughter Tower

Stop #15 Mickle Gate

The stop off point on the city wall if you fancy a wonderfully local craft brew!!!!

Mickle Gate on York Wall in York England

Stop #16 BrewDog

On our first night in York we discovered BREW DOG. This is a brew company that has locations all over the UK and in Europe. Each brewery is slightly different. They have a huge selection of their own beers on tap and they are constantly rotating the selection as they make new brews. When we were in York, the lady at Brew Dog was telling us that they had just had an inter-brew dog brew off, and that they had won for their incredible mint chocolate beer! It was so interesting to hear about the competition between the brew dog locations. It was about 10 pounds to get a taster flight of beers, so we did this in order to try a bunch of the different delicious brews!!!!

A flight of beers at Brewdog in York England

I hope this article was usefully! What are your favourite places in YORK ENGLAND??? WHAT DID WE MISS?

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