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Red Tower

The Red Tower was built circa 1490 to strengthen York's defences where the southern section of the city wall terminated at the edge of the King's Fishpond.

This POI earns its 2-star rating partly because it provides access to a section of the wall-walk.

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Red Tower
Foss Islands Road

Latitude: 53.957952000000
Longitude: -1.071382000000

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If you are following the wall-walk in an anti-clockwise direction, walk along Foss Islands Road for 500 metres (550 yards) until you reach Laythorpe Tower, where the next section of wall-top walkway begins. (There was no need for a wall between the Red Tower and Laythorpe Tower as this area was defended by 'The King’s Fishpond'.)