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Clifford's Tower

Tower Street, York YO1 9SA, England
+44 1904 646940
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Clifford's Tower is all that remains of York Castle. It's set upon a mound which was originally built by William the Conqueror. There is plenty of history to discover. We offer amazing 360 degree views from the top of the Tower over the City of York. Clifford's Tower is open 7 days a week, times vary throughout the year so it's advisable to check the website for details before you visit. There is an entry fee to visit the Tower.
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Tower Street, York YO1 9SA, England
+44 1904 646940
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Reviewed yesterday

Compared to what remains of some castles, Clifford's Tower isn't all that impressive. However, it is a place steeped in history, so if that's what you're interested in then it is well worth a look. You can get a good view of York as a...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Originally built from wood by William the Conqueror and then completed in stone by HenryIII in the 1200s. Worth a visit but not for those with walking difficulties.

Thank JohnCracknell
Reviewed 3 days ago

Clifford's Tower is an interesting heritage of English history. It is not big, however inside there are information boards about historical moments, pictures how the tower looked in the past. From the top you could observe the whole city, it is just amazing!!! Tower is...More

Thank Naila_Nika
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have the York pass then well worth going to Clifford's tower, if paying on the door I would have found this a little expensive.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited at EH members. It was a great visit whilst in York. Interesting for us adults and children and gave a great 360 view of York.

Thank ZWellington
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worth climbing the steps up to the Tower & then climbing the steps inside to get an even better view. Interesting wee rooms to view inside the tower as well.

Thank 28JaneD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went up here because I wanted a photo of it. Never went inside though because the asking price was way too much. The view was good and it's a good photo opportunity but not worth a fiver.

Thank jods_10
Reviewed 4 days ago

I thought this was a wee bit overpriced as basically you pay over £5 to go up a flight of steps and into an empty tower. It is possible to climb more steps and get a good view but there's not an awful lot going...More

Thank rosemary62
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a site for people who cannot cope with steps. There are a lot of steps to reach the site and, if you are going to get the benefit of the views, there are more narrow, spiral stairs inside although there is a...More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 5 days ago

The view is worth the price of admission. You can see most of the city from the top of the tower. The bonus is the history.

Thank D G
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As part of a family of Jewish descent, I am really confused by your review. I have visited Clifford's Tower many times and feel that it(and the original tower) are part of my heritage - history is not always "pleasant". It is not a "nice" bit of history but for decades, I have taken pictures of it and discussed it with family members - both before and after my own generation. Why couldn't you bear to enter an historic site that is less than "wholesome"? In various ways that is true of most historic sites. I am also descended from industrial workers who rioted in the streets - history is what it is. My Jewish great grandmother took my grandmother - who was then only a teenager but who was about to marry "in" to a suffragettes' rally - telling her to shout, History isn't nice most of the time. Our family remained a very religious and very political family. We will be going to York this summer and will be again visiting the tower. It is part of our history.
7 July 2017|
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Response from cwgator64 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you are asking me to answer. There is a plaque at the bottom of the tower that tells how the Jews were persecuted and took their own lives. When I write a review I try not to be political rather explain what I... More
GlenandSusan W
22 November 2015|
Response from Stacey C | Property representative |
Hi, you should allow at least 20mins for your visit to Clifford's Tower. We have interpretation panels, a model showing what the Castle used to look like and a medieval chapel. You can also walk up to the battlements and... More

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