The Friends of York Walls invite you to share your photographs with us on our Flickr Group.
You can view the existing “group pool” of images via the above link, and you are welcome to join the group to upload your own photographs. Normal Flickr account rules apply.

Images must be related to York’s Defenses – including the Bars, the Walls, St Mary’s Abbey, Clifford’s Tower and The Castle. Images related to Friends of York Walls events and activities are also acceptable.

Here are a selection of the latest contributions to our group.

To view more, head over to our Flickr page here.


The Friends of York Walls welcome Nana Zheng a Chinese post-graduate who has studied for an MA in Cultural Heritage Management at The University of York.

Nana has completed a dissertation on “The history of the management of York city walls since the 19th century”. She is very enthusiastic about York’s Walls and will be helping The Friends of York Walls over the next few months to raise public awareness of our wonderful heritage, to promote “Sponsor a Stone” to raise funds for the re-opening of Fishergate Postern Tower, and to find sponsors for FOYW publications and production costs.

Nana’s story, in her own words, can be read here.


The Bars and Walls of York are the finest and most complete of any town in England. At two miles the walls are the longest in the UK and are one of York’s top free visitor attractions. Over a million people a year take a walk through 1900 years of history on York’s city walls. Built in Roman times, they have been added to and rebuilt over time and now have parts from across the centuries.

As you walk the walls and look at the bars would you like to know more about their history and the changes that have taken place over the centuries? The Friends of York Walls can provide walking guides for small or larger groups, as well as talks and presentations to individuals or groups.

For more information please click here.

A “walls walk” around the full circuit will take approximately two hours with just a few stops for talking. However a more comprehensive “walk and talk” can take considerably longer depending on the number of stops and the requirements of the group.