York's Historic Buildings
York's bar walls (city walls) and gateways into the city.
This is the largest structured gateway into the city situated on the east side of York.
Micklegate Bar was considered the Royal Entrance to the city of York owing to its south facing position.
Bootham Bar is situated on the north side of the city of York.
This is a portcullis or gate that is lowered over the arch to block entry.
Bootham Bar overlooking Petergate.
York Walmgate Bar is the most intact gateway in the UK. This is because it still has its barbican and portcullis.
This solid oak door may have originated from the 15th century.
Fishergate Bar was once bricked up.
The name Victoria Bar is a clear indication of its origin. This additional gateway was introduced by the Victorians.
Fishergate Tower is an impressive tower where the city wall ended at the point of the River Foss.
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 is the site of York's second castle that was constructed in wood.
York Bar Walls or city walls are the most extensive in England. The word Bar derives from the norse word for barrier.
York Multangular Tower is found in Museum Gardens and is part of the original Roman wall.
These large arches were created to allow trains to pass through to York's original terminus station.
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.
Dog's are sadly not allowed on the city walls for safety concerns.
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.