As part of the National 2017 Heritage Open Days – Fishergate Postern Tower, Piccadilly, Lead Mill Lane, York, North Yorkshire will be open on all three days – over the weekend of 8th, 9th, 10th September.

Volunteer guides will show you around the 500 year old tower, where the Postern gatekeeper lived with his family. The second floor room has sockets in the walls from which large timbers used to support the lead roof above. The spiral staircase ends on the top floor, which was enclosed with the existing timber roof some time before it was shown on John Speed’s map of 1610. Some of the original battlements still have mason’s marks.

Opening Times
  • Friday 8 September        : 11:00 to16:30
  • Saturday 9 September  : 10:00 to 16:00
  • Sunday 10 September   : 10:00 to 16:00
Booking Details

No booking is required.  FREE ENTRY  but donations welcome.


Wheelchair access to ground floor only.  Access to the upper floors is via a narrow spiral staircase,  not suitable for anyone with mobility limitations or fear of confined spaces.  Volunteer guides are on hand to describe the building and to assist visitors on the stairs.

Additional information

Fishergate Postern Tower is opened on other occasions by the Friends of York Walls;  opening hours are subject to volunteer numbers.  Visit the Friends website for more information about FPT and the Walls.  Join Friends of York Walls, via the website (it is free!), and find out about the Sponsor a Stone project, which allows members of the public to contribute towards the refurbishment and maintenance of FPT.


Located at the junction of Piccadilly and Lead Mill Lane, in front of the Wetherspoons/Travelodge.


Organised by

Friends of York Walls CIO

We need more volunteers and also people to join the Management Committee and Trustees.  If you are interested please email us at –