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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...more
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If you are an EH member then it’s worth going up to enjoy the views but otherwise there really isn’t much to see. It’s historic of course and worth thinking about the terrible events that occurred here. Not sure it’s really worth the money though.
The tower is very imposing on the top of a small hill and allows for wonderful pictures when contrasted with a blue sky. On the other hand, despite its rich history, there's not much to see on the inside beside the views from the top.
sorry bottom of the stairs , very small sign. free. but if you walk up the stairs it 7 pd...and no real view.
much more fun walking in the shambles..
now , I dont mind paying..but the bare and switch..just get my back up..
Explore and climb the last remaining Tower built by Willam the Norman conqueror in and about 1068. This is all that remains of teh fortress that saw many epic battles. It affords an epic 360 degree view of York. One can just imagine trying to...More
This is not a massive site and is certainly more than difficult if you have any mobility problems but the views on a clear day are amazing.
Before even reaching the site, there are a large number of quite steep but straight steps. We did...More
Initially, I mostly stopped by Clifford's Tower for a brief visit as part of my English Heritage membership and to get the views of York from the top. Now, it was only a short visit - less than an hour - but it was longer...More
Although I have visited York several times, I had never been to Clifford’s Tower before. The only access is up steep steps up the bank, so not suitable for some people. In fact I was more tired after climbing to the entrance than after climbing...More
Clifford’s Tower offers a great 360 view across the city skyline. As English Heritage members we felt obliged to take advantage of a quick visit. There’s very little shelter so make sure you’re prepared if it’s cold and wet
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
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 see
Sad to say but almost every medieval castle in Europe has had a part some form of atrocity that is up to the visitor to delve into on their own level.
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
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 take in the amazing views over York. Look forward to seeing you soon!