Fishergate Postern Tower
Heritage Open Day: Look round this largely unmodernised 500 year old tower with volunteers to help. You can climb the narrow spiral staircase to the rooms on 3 floors with a garderobe, mullioned windows, timber roof, battlements, look-out tower and mason's marks. The Tower was built around 1505 where the City Walls ended on the banks of a swollen river Foss, with York Castle on the opposite bank.
The narrow, 500 year old stairs twist to the right as you go up, making it difficult for a right-handed attacker to use a sword (or any weapon) as effectively as a defender facing him from above. The stairs take you up to the first floor room, which has a small twisted corridor off it leading to the garderobe, for human waste to drop straight into the river.
Sat 14 Sep:10:00-16:00. Sun 15 Sep:10:00-16:00. Free Entry.
Friends of York Walls, Fishergate Postern Tower, Piccadilly, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9AF
Sat 14 Sep 2019 and Sun 15 Sep 2019