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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  • August 21, 2017
    The admission process was far too slow and too much chat. However once you get inside the views of York are outstanding and there are some handy notices of what you can see. There was a nice Gift Shop...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    We caught the open top tour bus from here and the children loved climbing up to the top of the tower for the view, before we got on the bus. So much to see and do in York. Go up if you are passing, it...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    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. Yo...  more »
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  • This is one of the things you can't miss in York, mainly because is impossible to not see it when you are walking around. It's a quick ascension to the tower (that is not free) and you'll give you decent views of the town. It's almost like an island of history in the middle of nowhere. Recommended.
  • A historic place in the heart of the city always a busy area as it is next to the museum and the river sit at the bottom and enjoy the views and the hustle and bustle.
  • A Tower Built by Peasants Clifford’s Tower is one of the best-loved landmarks in York. Lots of dark history and yummy murders happen in this little tower, and you'll find out more history once you get there.
  • Total rip off. £5 for an attraction that is all of 10 minutes. Much better to see the excellent musuem across the road. No decent signage indicating that there is a fee at the bottom of the steps. Avoid
  • It has a great view of the city. . I loved the wine testing. The visitors were also very lovely and so were the staff. Would highly recommend a climb if you visit York city

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