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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Tower Street, York YO1 9SA, England
+44 1904 646940
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is magnificent monument of medieval glory and memory of tragedy. Only great tower remained from Norman times fortress structures, and this tower is empty inside, possible from outside it looks even better.

Thank Alexander N
Reviewed October 9, 2016

the only reason i say average, is although its nice peice of history, and has a member of EH i should be more supportive, but the fact it its interesting, its worth a visit just for the view from the top. it sits oppostie the...More

Thank zebra2008
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Not a whole lot to see here, but we enjoyed the views of the York landscape. We entered here on York Pass, £5 each otherwise. We spent about 20 minutes here.

Thank Hayley44
Reviewed October 7, 2016

It is one of the major attractions in York. If you read the information outside and inside the castle, you would understand that the original castle was much bigger than it is today, and the remaining part is the "Clifford Tower" now open to the...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed October 5, 2016

With all the less than healthy food you will eat in England, it's worth the small climb and walk around for both the exercise. Yes, the views and history are nice and the fees go towards helping to maintain this iconic landmark. Worth the short...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed October 3, 2016

If you're physically able to climb the steep steps to gain entrance then Clifford's Tower is worth a visit. Once inside we found it quite underwhelming (to be fair we had just left the Minster) and it doesn't take long to explore all of it...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed October 3, 2016

An amazing piece of UK History that you can climb and walk around. Overlook the Town of York 360 degree view of the beautiful city.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Great views from the top. Worth seeing, especially if you have a York Pass (otherwise it would be pricey).

Thank Brett O
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

A pricey way to see a little bit of history but with the upside of getting spectacular views of York if the weather is good.

Thank David H
Reviewed October 2, 2016

lots to see, great views from the top and plenty of information to read on the history of the castle.

Thank BrK86
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GlenandSusan W
Just wondering how long we should allow for a visit to Clifford's Tower??
November 22, 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