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One of York’s main tourist attractions is its bar walls providing an excellent pathway for visitors to walk for miles along the battlements. The stretch between Bootham Bar and Monk Bar is reputedly the most interesting part of the wall to walk along with stunning views of the Minster, somewhere we will be visiting later.
Dating from the 14th century, Monk Bar is the largest of the gateways being a self-contained fortress which now houses a museum devoted to King Richard III, and boating the city’s only working portcullis which was still in use until 1970. On the front of the bar, an arch supports a gallery which includes ‘murder-holes’ through which boiling water and various missiles could be rained down on attackers.
Enough of history for now, as in the shadow of this bar, we will find Monk Bar Chocolatiers and, believe me, they make the best chocolates I have ever tasted. My virtual purse is full so tell me what you fancy and the treats on me!