Fishergate Postern Tower

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Fishergate Postern Tower
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK587,248 contributions
Beautiful tower.
Oct 2019 • Friends
York is justifiably famous for its beautiful walls and towers and Fishergate Postern Tower is one of the most iconic.
It's a three storey tower,stunning stonework, the views afforded from the tower are really good and the sections of walls leading to the tower are well preserved, I visited here on a Thursday afternoon, lashing ot down with rain,took some photos and then headed over to The Masons Arns Pub.
A beautiful tower,most definitely well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to York.
Easy to locate along Piccadilly.
Written October 27, 2019
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York History guy
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Interesting historic tower on Yorks City Walls
Sep 2019 • Couples
This four story stone tower is open at various times of the year Friends of York Walls volunteers who can provide an interesting account of the towers history and what to look for. Spiral staircase links the four floors and there ars good views from the top windows. Good display of old maps and artifacts found at a recent dig. Well worth a visit if you are lucky to be in York at an open day.
Written October 22, 2019
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,719 contributions
If you are lucky it will be open and give you a inside view of a York wall tower gate (bar)
May 2019 • Solo
I was lucky enough to pass this tower when it was open to the public. You get to climb to all of its floors all the way to the top floor. There are informative, energetic and friendly volunteers on each floor to fill you in on the tower's history and function. After walk west to Walmgate Tower and the only remaining barbican (also great coffee shop) or walk the wall east to Clifford's Tower and York Castle Museum (toward Micklegate).
Written June 9, 2019
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Ruthsad
Runcorn, UK245 contributions
Free for all
Jan 2019 • Friends
Visited on Residents week end when all attractions are free to Residents. Expected it to be heaving but it was so well organised you barely noticed.
One of several Bar Towers in the walls of York and stands on three floors.
Whilst quite small with a very narrow winding staircase; it is not for the skittish or claustrophobic!
The top floor has an interesting history of both York and the Tower with views are well worth the climb. The messonine floor has an ancient gardarobe (toilet) that appears to empty onto the street..... Look out below.... With more historical information and the ground floor introduces you to the Tower. Friendly volunteers helped by shouting, 'coming up, or down' whichever was appropriate for the stairwell but waiting times could be long I'm sure on very busy days or if people are less than fit.
Donations are requested and welcomed for this great historical vestage from the ancient and Dark Ages.
Written January 31, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK587,248 contributions
Historic gate house
Jul 2018 • Friends
Fishergate Postern Tower is a superb Grade I listed rectangular tower that is one of several towers ( Bars ) you will find dotted around the city.
Part of the fortifications and famous York walls ,this tower makes for some great photographic opportunities .
The tower is open to the public but opening hours are sporadic, set over three floors with volunteers, possibly The friends Of York group helping out, it's an interesting tower to visit but even if you can't gain entry it's still a great tower to visit.
Easy to locate on Piccadilly and well worth checking out.
Written July 27, 2018
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Sally W
Montrose, UK382 contributions
Imposing
May 2018 • Solo
Only open on a few days of the year it is still worth seeing this tower, built to guard the entrance to the city here
Written May 12, 2018
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thetravelerpenguin
Winchester, VA127 contributions
Just a tower
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is just a single tower part of the city wall, on this one there is not much to see just the tower and the structure that represent the historic icon and part of the defense of they city.
Written April 23, 2018
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Alan W
London, UK1,315 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2018
We were lucky enough to be walking the walls and a guide told us the Tower was open that day , one of only twenty days a year that it is . Interesting building and the interior of the roof ( added much later) worthy of note
Written March 31, 2018
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Helen H
Driffield, UK2,023 contributions
Treasure hunt clue
Dec 2017 • Couples
The great thing about completing a treasure hunt, you get to discover places you take for granted. We drive passed here whenever we are parking nearby and never knew this existed! Not until you walk around off the beaten track do you spot these place and here is no different. A great example of a medieval tower that is part of the walls that still surround York. No matter where you turn, history is at your very finger tips.
Written December 29, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Impressive stone building
Apr 2017 • Family
This tower was built between 1504 and 1507, it is an impressive rectangular stone building at the end of a section of York's medieval walls. Comprising four floors, access to each floor is through a steep and narrow staircase. They have an interesting collection of photographs and maps as well as an ancient loo on the first floor.
Written June 19, 2017
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