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Clifford's Tower, York

Categories: Observation Decks, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Clifford's Tower and many more York attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's York tour planner.
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  • Had a great time visiting the tower. Breathtaking views and a step back in history. A lot of steps up to the tower, and once inside. Worth the climb. Wrap up warm, gets very chilly out of the sun. 
  • Clifford’s Tower is one of the best-loved landmarks in York. It is the largest remaining part of York Castle, once the centre of government for the north of England. The 11th-century timber tower on t...  read more »
  • Visited the Tower Quite a few Steps to get up to the Tower When you do go in it is only small but we'll worth a visit You can go up the top and the views are lovely 
  • Not that great to be honest there is not much up there just a quick 5 minute walk around the top to look at the view from the walls, it's got some good views but they aren't spectacular, there's not as unobstructed a view as I thought there would be so I was a bit disappointed as couldn't see much, it's almost not high enough. It's probably just as enjoyable to save your money if you're not a heritage member and just take some walks around the city walls which are free and are just as fun especially around the back of the York Minster.
  • Your visit for this won't last more than 15 minutes. That's how small it is but the charge is like £5. Just walk up the steps to the entrance and walk back down. You'll get a good experience and it will be free.
  • Although a beautiful looking building and having a high potential for great views, the £5 entrance fee (for non-museum members) is not justified. The view from the stairs or the city walls around York are more favourable an option. That and they are free.
  • The tower isn't particularly interesting, but the views are spectacular. Bit too pricey.
  • It's great for families when there's activities for the kids. The price is a bit steep, but when you consider how much it must cost to maintain such a historic monument, it's okay. The gift shop is expensive
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