"City Wall and Gates" Micklegate Bar Museum Tip by hayward68

Micklegate Bar Museum, York: 9 reviews and 21 photos

by hayward68

Wander the city walls of York and take the time to examine the various gates leading to the city. These walls were first built in Roman times and were added to over the years and are some of the best preserved walls in England.
The gate pictured is called Micklegate and the main road to the south went through it. It was the focus for civic events, such as the greeting of a monarch, and was used to display the severed heads of traitors. Some of the heads displayed here were those of Richard Duke of York (1461), Earl of Devon (1461) and Earl of Northumberland (1572).

Address: Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 6JX
Directions: Around the city of York!
Phone: +00 44 (0)1904 634436
Website: http://richardiiiexperience.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2002
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