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York’s little red tower is opened to the public….

Red Tower, York

Red Tower – York

Originally commissioned by Richard III, and built in 1490, this small brick-built tower in York has been beautifully restored, was opened on Saturday – the day of the royal wedding.

The tower is yet another historic treasure with which Richard is connected. He may not have lived to even middle age, or reigned for more than two years, but his legacy is becoming truly impressive. Oh, and this little tower is also another gem for the city of York!

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “York’s little red tower is opened to the public….

  1. giaconda on said:

    What was it used for? I’ve never seen this when visiting York.

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  2. viscountessw on said:

    I don’t actually know its use, Giaconda, just that it was part of the city wall. There’s more at http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/tudor-stuart/the-red-tower

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