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York Within the Walls
A virtual, self-directed walk around the streets of York within the Bar Walls
York is one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom, primarily because of the
well preserved medieval cathedral (the largest in Northern Europe), churches,
streets (including the famous Shambles), city walls and gates or 'bars'
(the complete circuit and all four major
gates, including one complete with barbican), and museums (Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum
and the National Railway Museum).
Walking the streets 'Within the Walls'
This website allows you to 'wander' through the streets of York within the Bar Walls, preview the sights you would see on an actual walk and see the history of the street and its buildings.
Each page in the walk consists of a street scene on the left and a description on the right together with clickable directions. Hovering over these directions with the mouse will change the text on the right-hand side.
Starting at any point the links enable the whole of the centre of York (Within the Walls) to be covered should you be so inclined!
To start, click on one of the following indexes.
Street Index: Choose a street to start a walk.
Place Index: Choose a place to start a walk.
Walk Index: Choose a prearranged walk.
References and Bibliography
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