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Address: Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
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Located in the Museum Gardens, this is the most intact section of the Roman...

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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interesting tower

looks like just another part of the wall, but actually a roman fort reused when the mediaeval wall was constructed. it is in museum gardens

Reviewed 28 February 2016
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Yorkshire is a must visit for all history lovers. This place is covered as part of the guided tours.

Thank ud1981
Tata, Hungary
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

When you think that something has been standing for 2,000 years, its kind of mind boggling to think of what this structure has witnessed. This place has real Roman caskets that we made 2,000 years ago and have stayed there for that long. Incredible. It is definitely worth checking out. And it's free.

Thank Harrison B
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

looks like just another part of the wall, but actually a roman fort reused when the mediaeval wall was constructed. it is in museum gardens

Thank HatterWilko
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1,074 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The Roman Multangular Tower can be found in the Museum Gardens and is one of a number of sites in the garden which makes them so special. There is a path through the fern garden which takes you inside the tower (however there is a gate which was locked when I visited at 18.30). There is no internal structure to... More 

Thank mikeedeedee
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Most of the Roman construction in York is buried well below ground indicating how the street - levels have risen in the several hundred years since Eboracum was established. The lowest strata are a small fragment of the impressive fort created by the Romans. That is the significance for me that the lower levels of the tower have weathered time... More 

Thank JohnScarr70
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

The Tower get's it name from it's 10 sided construction and is the only surviving tower out of eight that protected the city. Walk around the tower and you can see exposed parts of the wall and how well they were constructed, it's amazing that this tower is still standing.

Thank johnhp702
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

While this is "just" an octagonal stone tower and doesn't merit a second glance... It is in fact part of the Roman walls of York - and so is 1800 years old. Amazing that it has survived so long, so well and so extensively

Thank Neil R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

It really is just a piece of wall in the castle museum gardens. As part of the whole Roman history in York this is not to be missed but a stand alone attraction it is not. It is what it says it is, a tower with several facets of outer wall, nothing more, nothing less. Not a very tall tower... More 

Thank Malc R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

It's really fascinating and when you go inside you can see the different architectural styles, with the different roman and medieval influences. Doesn't look much but very interesting and dynamic inside. Great way to spend a wee bit of time in the bustling city.

Thank McNeil13

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