The Walls : Michelin's recommendations
A walk of around 5 km will take you right round the medieval city. The 13C walls follow the line of Roman walls to the north of the cathedral: they are built on the embankment built by the Danish-Danish kings. The Normans built fortified gates in the talus, known as bars today, where the roads leading to the city would end. Multangular Tower, on the western end of the Roman fort, is still standing in the gardens of the Yorkshire Museum, near the ruins of the Abbey of St Mary. Bootham Bar stands where the Roman gate once was. The wall follows the garden of the deanery to Monk Bar and Aldgate. A brick wall built in 1490 leads from Red Tower, via Walmgate and along the castle to the south before reaching Fishergate Postern, built in 1505 on what was then the riverbank. Here, the castle acts as defence - the wall starts again after Skeldergate Bridge and Baile Hill to continue up to Micklegate Bar, the gate where traditionally the king entered York. From here, the wall head north-east and leads to North Street Postern, where a ferry crossed the Ouse before Lendal Bridge was built.
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