York's Bars & Gateways

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2019

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York's Historic Buildings

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York's bar walls (city walls) and gateways into the city.

Read more: Walmgate Bar, Monk Bar, Bootham Bar, Multangular Tower, Micklegate Bar

York Monk Bar

This is the largest structured gateway into the city situated on the east side of York.

York Monk Bar

This is the largest structured gateway into the city situated on the east side of York.

York Monk Bar

This is the largest structured gateway into the city situated on the east side of York.

York Monk Bar

This is the largest structured gateway into the city situated on the east side of York.

York Monk Bar

This is the largest structured gateway into the city situated on the east side of York.

York Monk Bar

This is the largest structured gateway into the city situated on the east side of York.

Micklegate Bar

Micklegate Bar was considered the Royal Entrance to the city of York owing to its south facing position.

Micklegate Bar

Micklegate Bar was considered the Royal Entrance to the city of York owing to its south facing position.

Micklegate Bar

Micklegate Bar was considered the Royal Entrance to the city of York owing to its south facing position.

Micklegate Bar

Micklegate Bar was considered the Royal Entrance to the city of York owing to its south facing position.

Bootham Bar

Bootham Bar is situated on the north side of the city of York.

Bootham Bar

Bootham Bar is situated on the north side of the city of York.

Bootham Bar

Bootham Bar is situated on the north side of the city of York.

Bootham Bar

This is a portcullis or gate that is lowered over the arch to block entry.

York Bootham Bar

Bootham Bar overlooking Petergate.

York Walmgate Bar

York Walmgate Bar is the most intact gateway in the UK. This is because it still has its barbican and portcullis.

York Walmgate Bar

York Walmgate Bar is the most intact gateway in the UK. This is because it still has its barbican and portcullis.

York Walmgate Bar

York Walmgate Bar is the most intact gateway in the UK. This is because it still has its barbican and portcullis.

York Walmgate Bar

York Walmgate Bar is the most intact gateway in the UK. This is because it still has its barbican and portcullis.

Walmgate Bar

This solid oak door may have originated from the 15th century.

York Walmgate Bar

York Walmgate Bar is the most intact gateway in the UK. This is because it still has its barbican and portcullis.

York Walmgate Bar

York Walmgate Bar is the most intact gateway in the UK. This is because it still has its barbican and portcullis.

Fishergate Bar

Fishergate Bar was once bricked up.

Fishergate Bar

Fishergate Bar was once bricked up.

Fishergate Bar

Fishergate Bar was once bricked up.

Victoria Bar

The name Victoria Bar is a clear indication of its origin. This additional gateway was introduced by the Victorians.

Fishergate Tower

Fishergate Tower is an impressive tower where the city wall ended at the point of the River Foss.

Fishergate Tower

Fishergate Tower is an impressive tower where the city wall ended at the point of the River Foss.

Fishergate Tower

Fishergate Tower is an impressive tower where the city wall ended at the point of the River Foss.

The Red Tower

The Red Tower is the only structure on York Bar Walls that is constructed of red brick and caused friction with the stone masons at the time.

The Red Tower

The Red Tower is the only structure on York Bar Walls that is constructed of red brick and caused friction with the stone masons at the time.

The Red Tower

The Red Tower is the only structure on York Bar Walls that is constructed of red brick and caused friction with the stone masons at the time.

Baille Hill

Baille Hill is the site of York's second castle that was constructed in wood.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

Multangular Tower

York Multangular Tower is found in Museum Gardens and is part of the original Roman wall.

Multangular Tower

York Multangular Tower is found in Museum Gardens and is part of the original Roman wall.

Multangular Tower

York Multangular Tower is found in Museum Gardens and is part of the original Roman wall.

Multangular Tower

York Multangular Tower is found in Museum Gardens and is part of the original Roman wall.

Victorian Arches

These large arches were created to allow trains to pass through to York's original terminus station.

Robin Hood's Tower

Robin Hood's Tower was actually formed by the Victorians who repaired this section. It is based on how they imagined it to look like.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls

Dog's are sadly not allowed on the city walls for safety concerns.

York Bar Wall Arch

This archway allows traffic to enter the city. The Victorians wanted to pull down the walls as they hindered the flow of traffic in the city.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.

York Bar Walls (City Walls)

York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.