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100,000 Tonnes of History

Hi I am Georgia a Junior Blogger for the Visiting Book, you can find out more about me here


Read about my adventure from the Visiting Book:

It was during half term that we wanted somewhere to go for a day out with faraway friends.




Some of our friend’s don’t drive so we needed to consider public transport, that’s when we looked at The Visiting Book for some ideas.  We chose York City Walls.  One friend lives in York which was helpful and we met others there.



The train took one hour from Hull to York on the way there we passed lots of fields and were

very lucky to see a herd of deer.  


When we arrived at York we met our friends and joined the wall near to the train station.  We used a city map which was free to collect in the Hull station.  The arrow slits are still there in the walls and tell us so much about history the wall was started by the Romans around the year 71 AD.  



I enjoyed being really high up but there are some steep sections with no fence so you have to be careful.  Dogs are not allowed on the walls.  The gift shops along the way are good you don’t have to come off the wall for them you go through it and come out the other side.  We also found a park about half way around which you can see from the wall. 


The River Ouse had burst its banks on the day we visited.


All of the walking made us hungry there is lots to choose from in York we can recommend Trinacria Sicilian restaurant on Bishopthorpe Road for excellent pizza and ice cream.  

I hope you have as much fun as we did.

Love Georgia


Find out more about York City walls here

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