Multangular Tower
Multangular Tower
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Located in the Museum Gardens, this is the most intact section of the Roman walls of Old York, which is dated around 300AD.
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada4,989 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Couples
During our visit to York, we stumbled upon the Multangular Tower, we were pleased to learn about its history and how it ties in with Hadrian's Wall, which we were going to see a few days later. The Roman Empire annexed Britain in 43AD. The fortress was built to establish a strategic stronghold in northern England. It housed approx. 5000 men who were responsible for construct Hadrian’s Wall. York’s fort covered 20 hectares which included eight towers. The Multangular Tower is the last remaining and marks the western corner of the Roman fortress. After the Roman's withdrawal from Britain, the fortress walls were integrated into the ever-changing city walls.

It was free to walk though.
Written February 29, 2024
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permia
Ireland40,850 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Couples
After all the centuries it still has the potency to impress with its defensive capacity. It has ten sides, hence its contemporary name.

First constructed by the Romans in the fourth century CE as part of their robust defences, it was modified and adapted in subsequent times.
Written September 1, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
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Jul 2021 • Friends
The Multangular Tower is a really historic tower in the beautiful grounds of Museum Gardens.
York is rich in historic sites especially from the Roman Empire period ,this tower was constructed between 200 AD - 250AD and was part of the west corner of the defensive Legionnaires fortress and stood 10 metres high, historians have assessed that the bottom half of the tower is Roman ,the upper half medieval, its most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate in Museum Gardens.
Written July 27, 2021
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Ian P
York, UK321 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Family
Others have been a little dismissive of this piece of history in the delightful museum gardens. The fact that this tower still stands is testament to the strength of the original foundations which formed part of the defences to the garrison of Roman Eboracum now called York.
The subsequent layers of stone above were added as York grew through the Viking period and then Middle Ages through to the present day. Nearby (through the fernery to the left as looking at the information plaque) are some labelled layers showing how the walls have been built up through the ages.
For those with more than a passing interest in history the nearby Yorkshire Museum is mostly certainly worth a visit.
Why not bring and picnic and enjoy the gardens. The observatory too is worth a look, open Thursday and Saturday 11.30-2.30. Don't forget some nuts for the ubiquitous grey squirrels too.
Written March 22, 2015
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yorkie090
York, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013
Easy to find in the Museum gardens as it is labelled. look for the red bricks holding it up. Ensure you go up the path and go inside it so you see it from the other angle. This path leads to the library so is sign posted.
Written April 16, 2013
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,731 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Business
The tower shows the progression of the times in the city. The lowest level is Roman. Then Norman. Then English. It’s pretty cool to see.
Written March 17, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
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Mar 2022 • Friends
Walking around Museum Gardens is always something I look forward to doing on any trip to York I take ,so many interesting sites to enjoy none more so than Multangular Tower.
What we see today is all that remains of this defensive feature ,this tower was part of the west corner of the defensive legionnaires fortress and was constructed between 200AD - 250AD ,the tower was originally 10 metres higher ,historians agree that the lower section of this tower is Roman while the upper part is from the medieval period ,if you're walking around Museum Gardens I highly recommend you check out Multangular Tower .
Written March 25, 2022
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weekak
Edinburgh, UK1,081 contributions
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Dec 2021 • Friends
Roman remains; Multangular Tower is situated in museum gardens and may have been 30 ft high in its day. A matching tower stood at the south corner, with six interval towers in between enabled soldiers to fire along the sides of the wall as invaders tried to scale them. Damage from a cannon ball can be seen in the wall to the North of the tower. Also near multangular tower is St Mary’s abbey and the hosptium and as you venture on the city wall trail it will lead you to Bootham bar.
Written December 8, 2021
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70ish
Worcester, UK2,230 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Friends
This tower is so important to the history of York it is where you can see part of the old Roman Wall, it is actually very beautiful and evocative - oh if only these walls could talk....
Written January 31, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
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Oct 2019 • Friends
York is justifiably famous for its amazing walls and towers ,one of the joys of visiting this most beautiful of city's are walking the walls and visiting the towers and Multangular Tower is such an evocative and historically important landmark tower that is such an important part of the walls.
Dating from 200AD - 250AD ,this tower stood at the west corner of the legionary fortress, the lower half of the tower is Roman while the top half is reconstruction from the Medieval period,the original tower probably stood 10 metres high,the position of the tower allowed the Roman soldiers to fire down at attackers but in truth they probably never expected an attack on Eboracum.
This tower has some series history attached to it, it makes for some great photographic opportunities and is found in the beautiful Museum Gardens along Museum Street.
Most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area or planning a trip to York.
Written October 29, 2019
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