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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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  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
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Tower Street, York YO1 9SA, England
+44 1904 646940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This isn't a day out , but this is a key piece in your York Journey . I don't know how much it costs to get in but we got in and spent about 15 mins here which is ample time and right across the...More

Thank Louisjewell
Reviewed yesterday

wanted to visit this place and just across from the york museum which we had just gone to.very very steep steps to climb .im still nimble on my feet for an oldie so was ok ,but avoid if your not.there are more stairs to climb...More

Thank marieG4587IV
Reviewed yesterday

As this was part of the York Pass, I decided to visit the tower. Not worth the cost if you don't have the York Pass, as there is not all that much to see or do in it. There are good views of the city...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 inside and sufficient information about the...More

Thank nicksuk
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank MrsWCD
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
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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