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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. 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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  • Not for the faint hearted...or those with vertigo!!! Lots of steps but breathtaking views if you can manage it. Well worth a visit. 
  • Tower was great, views of York were amazing. Small entrance fee but we'll worth it. Stairs were very steep and my young nieces struggled. No good for the elderly or disabled. 
  • So okay it was pretty chilly when we visited but the fact remains that apart from the fantastic views there wasn't actually much to see and inspire in terms of admission, and thereby a visit inside th...  more »
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  • Love visiting York. Its shame the prices now seem to have risen a lot since my last visit for all the attractions and museums. Can work out an expensive day so looking for the tour discounts is advisable. Clifford's tower is a nice little insight in to the past, great views and history
  • Loved the classic Fort on a hill look, the typical type a child would draw at nursery. You get to walk right to the top of the tower for beautiful views. I felt a sense of what it would have been like having to man one of these Forts. Very nice
  • Fun views of the city and interesting facts. Not a ton to do here though. Maybe 30 minutes spent here?
  • This place is amazing! The history guides were friendly and well informed, and the view from atop the tower was awesome. Great place to take the family. Highly recommended it.
  • Price is too high for what they actually have to show. The only good thing is the view of York from up there.