There’s a new attraction opening in York this spring that will bring history to life. The City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar opens to the public this Easter! Take your children s to visit one of the historic gateways into the city and discover 2,000-year-old stories involving battles, imprisonment and near destruction! Explore the history of the most intact walls of any English city, which have stood since Roman times. You’ll meet some of the characters whose stories are intertwined with Micklegate Bar: a princess, a Royalist in the English Civil War and an early 20th-century policeman who made the gatehouse his home.
Walking York’s city walls is always one of our top recommendations of things to do in York with children, and Micklegate Bar is the perfect place to start your stroll. Combine your visit to the City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar with a guided tour of a section of the walls, from Micklegate Bar to Baile Hill, or just explore it on your own.
City Walls Experience, a short walk from York train station, is open from April to October, so catch it while you can. If you’re planning to discover more of York’s attractions on your trip, you can visit four fantastic attractions for one great price! Exploring the history of a city like York can be expensive, but luckily The JORVIK Group offer a Pastport ticket enabling you to visit four great city-centre attractions: JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG, Barley Hall and City Walls Experience.
City Walls Experience at Micklegate Bar, Micklegate, York YO1 6JU