FISHERGATE POSTERN TOWER –

will remain CLOSED during the current Covid Lockdown Restrictions. York’s annual Residents Festival Weekend and the FPT openings planned for 23rd and 24th January 2021 are CANCELLED. When the situation changes we will consider re-opening FPT to the planned 2021 timetable – but with measures in place to comply with the latest Government Guidelines regarding the safety of our visitors, our volunteers, and members of the general public.  Whilst we are closed you can still follow us via our social media sites (linked via the icons at top of page).

YORK’S CITY WALLS –

are managed by the City of York Council.  All of the city walls remain open with signage indicating a ‘one-way’ clockwise system.  These restrictions may well be changed if Coronavirus circumstances change.

The Walls will be open daily in a CLOCKWISE direction ONLY.  Information about the new one way system, including an “annotated zoomable map” is available at =  www.york.gov.uk/CityWalls 

ENTRY and EXIT ONLY points for the Elevated Wall Walk sections are as follows =

BOOTHAM BAR = ENTRY ONLY towards Monk Bar
MONK BAR internal steps = NO ENTRY = EXIT from Bootham Bar direction (except for access to Richard III Museum)
MONK BAR external steps = ENTRY ONLY towards Layerthorpe Bridge
LAYERTHORPE BRIDGE = NO ENTRY = EXIT from Monk Bar direction
RED TOWER = ENTRY ONLY towards Walmgate Bar
WALMGATE BAR north side = NO ENTRY = EXIT from Red Tower direction
WALMGATE BAR south side = ENTRY ONLY towards Fishergate Bar
FISHERGATE BAR east side = NO ENTRY = EXIT from Walmgate Bar direction
FISHERGATE BAR west side = ENTRY ONLY towards Fishergate Postern Tower
FISHERGATE POSTERN TOWER = NO ENTRY = EXIT from Fishergate Bar direction.
BAILE HILL = ENTRY ONLY towards Victoria Bar / Micklegate Bar
VICTORIA BAR = NO ENTRY = EXIT ONLY
MICKLEGATE BAR (SE side) = ENTRY ONLY towards Lendal Bridge (and access to Henry VII Museum)
MICKLEGATE BAR (NW side Bar Lane) = NO ENTRY = EXIT from Victoria Bar / Micklegate Bar
STATION RISE = NO ENTRY = EXIT ONLY
LENDAL BRIDGE / BARKER TOWER = NO ENTRY = EXIT ONLY from Micklegate Bar direction.
NOTE there is NO ENTRY at LENDAL BRIDGE / BARKER TOWER going towards Micklegate Bar.

There are also some restrictions to parts of the walls accessed via The Museum Gardens.

York’s City Walls – One Way System since July 2020
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Wishing all our volunteers, supporters and followers “Seasons Greetings”, and a “Happy New Year 2021” in these difficult times of restrictions and lockdowns.
Fishergate Postern Tower will remain CLOSED whilst any national and local Covid lockdown restrictions are in place.  When the situation improves we will review the planned FPT Open Days schedule.  More details HERE
Stay home, stay safe, stay well, and we hope to see you at some future time for our remaining 2021 season of Fishergate Postern Tower openings and other events.

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