Clifford's Tower, York

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Take in panoramic views from the top of Clifford's Tower, the remains of York Castle built by William the Conqueror. View the model of how the castle used to look, and learn about how it once functioned as a prison, a royal mint, as well as the place where Henry VIII put the bodies of his enemies on public display. Keep in mind those with mobility impairment may have a difficult time reaching the top of the hill and climbing up stairs to reach the tower. To visit Clifford's Tower and get the most from your holiday in York, create itinerary details personal to you using our York tour itinerary builder app .
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  • There are over fifty steps to be climbed before you even reach the entrance. Once inside the tower. there isn't an awful lot to be seen, unless you climb up to the battlements. From the top of these t...  more »
  • A spring day worthy of a steep walk up the steps enjoying the daffodils and clear skies. Did not expect the entrance fee at the top but I guess you have to pay to keep the upkeep!! Wasn’t too impresse...  more »
  • Clifford's tower is a great piece of history just opposite the York museum and is absolutely lovely. Tower is just quite pricey to go, also there is parking place is well. It is interesting inside wit...  more »
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  • A beautiful example of what it is merits the five stars. The view over York and beyond are stunning and although the entrance fee is steep for less than 15 mins of engagement, the viewpoint is worth it. I just wish English Heritage could add something more engaging to an attraction like this. The technology available to bring this to life is there. A lack of effort and a captive tourist audience means they'll continue to reap a high entrance fee for little improvement. Such a shame. This is where York rose to prominence. The effort should be applied to make this ultimately remarkable for visitors.
  • Great views but the price to get in is even steeper than the climb up the stairs. As for the car park around the back of the castle? At least Dick Turpin wore a mask when he robbed people. £2.50 per hour! Now that is daylight robbery.
  • A really impressive structure which gives great view over York. Planning permission has been given for developing the visitor experience so will be watching with interest! Would have liked an audio guide but the guide book is very interesting.
  • This is a must see for the views alone. With a superb view of the city it really can't be beaten. However, and it's quite a large however. The price of admission is crazy, £5 for somewhere that takes no time to explore. So overpriced.
  • One of the worst English heritage attractions I have visited. The information banners were torn and in some places unreadable. Rubbish was left out on display to visitors which really distracted from the little heritage on display. Overall I can not recommended visiting and I would enjoy from the base of the hill.

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