Heritage Open Days: King Charles Tower

Chester City Walls, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3EQ

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Come and see this wonderful medieval tower, which dates from the late 13th Century. It was originally called Newton's Tower, but later was used as a meeting place for the Guilds and renamed the Phoenix Tower after their emblem. It gained the name the King Charles Tower because the King stood there and watched his defeated army returning from the Battle at Rowton Moor on 24 September 1645.

There will be a small exhibition about the Tower, its rescue and about Cheshire Historic Buildings Preservation Trust.

The tower can be accessed via the ramp to the city walls from Bell Tower Walk, the pedestrian passageway from St Werburgh Street south of the Cathedral.  The lower level of the tower is fully accessible. The upper level is only accessible via a flight of steps. 

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