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Not much going on outside main opening hours

The Red Tower no doubt comes to life when it is opened to the public. Outside of those times it... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
df86
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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A Gate of City Wall

This is one of multiple towers/gates of the historic city wall that provides reference to history... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
thetravelerpenguin
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Winchester, Virginia
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22 Sep 2018
“Not much going on outside main opening hours”
23 Apr 2018
“A Gate of City Wall”
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Built in 1490, The Red Tower has stood firm along the walls for centuries, and has seen a recent overall and renovation into a functioning Community Interest Company. The ground floor has been been converted into a community cafe with hot and cold...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Foss House Garage Foss Islands Road, York YO31 7UR, England
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The Red Tower no doubt comes to life when it is opened to the public. Outside of those times it serves as a pleasant architectural and historical feature but not something to go out of your way to visit.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of multiple towers/gates of the historic city wall that provides reference to history and culture. This is a historic landmark that references the defense system of the city

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Restoration of the Red Tower continues but doesn't hamper visiting it. During my recent visit there were a group of Re-enactors demonstrating how to load a cannon - greatly enjoyed by young and old visitors alike!

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Unlike other Towers along York City Walls, the Red Tower is built of brick not stone - hence it is "Red". Thanks to the Friends of York Walls, the Red Tower is now being opened to the public so check their website for opening hours....More

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