The Walls Today

York city walls used during Illuminating YorkToday, the city walls are still one of York’s most popular features, as well as being a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The council has adopted a clear plan for maintaining them. In 1990 it commissioned a detailed survey of the condition of the walls. This has been used to design a programme of restoration and conservation work.This survey forms the basis for all the works done on the walls. The council spends around £100,000 a year on its conservation programme.

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