|A historic toll post to city of York?|
|Unique views of York Minster - 1|
|Unique views of York Minster - 2|
|Unique views of York Minster - 3|
While we were walking along the walls and reached a point from where suddently we couldn't see the York Walls any further and had to climb down the stairs. We felt we had finished walking on the City Walls. At this point, we just turned back to take the pic below
However better sense prevailed when we watched the signs. There is a small stretch of the walls which is not continuous only because there are swamps - small water bodies in between. It has been left as is from the centuries as it water around also served as a security feature for the city.Walk around along the swamps with them to your right and you will then reach the Red Tower. From the Red Tower, you start re-climbing back to the walls.This entire walk in between the two stretches of the York Wall would not be more than 10 minutes. Makes you really ponder over the care the ancient Romans took to retain water bodies and not spoil nature, while building these City Walls!
|York Train Station and Wheel of York in the background|
|Revellers walking through the York walls, York Minster and scene around|
You end up soaking 2000 years of history during this walk of 2.0 miles on the city walls! The two hours we happily invested in walking on these walls helped us capture the stunning beauty of the city of York through innumerable viewing points.
|A couple enjoying a romantic walk on the York Walls|
|Glimpses through 2000 years of history in 2 miles for 2 hours|