The City Walls (1), York, Yorkshire, England
Those parts of the city wall which remain are divided into three sections separated by gaps where the wall no longer exists. This is the start of the south-east section and shows the Red Tower with the wall running off into the distance.
The Red Tower, built in 1490, is the only part of the wall which is substantially brick-built.
This section of wall, near the Red Tower, is having to follow the ground contours and you will encounter some steps of which there are four sets in this picture.
Part of the south-east section of the city wall showing the grassed earth bank on which much of the wall is built. The complete circuit of the wall is about three miles including the gaps where parts of the wall are now missing.
Let's get one thing clear. 'Gates' in York are streets and 'Bars' are gates - got that? Good. Fishergate Bar, in the south-east section of the city wall, has a panel over the arch containing the city arms and an inscription. The original portcullis grooves can still be seen in this gateway.
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