Fort York, built in 1685, was located about two kilometers north of Fortress Marlborough, on the southern banks of the Bengkulu River. The area is now called Pasar Bengkulu, a remembrance to earlier times, then the most important market was located near the fortress. The area however is not a pasar ('market') anymore, but a modern shopping mall.
There are no visible remains of the old stone structure, but archeologists have found fundaments of the fortress under a current location of a school, as well as objects which were used by the residents of the fortress. The hill offers a view on a landing stage where fishermen moor early in the morning to sell their catch.
Location map of Fort York
Last revised on October 24, 2009
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