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Address: Tower Street, York YO1 9SA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1904 646940
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Clifford's Tower is all that remains of York Castle. It's set upon a mound...

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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Great views of York

We were able to climb the tower on a sunny, clear day and the views were great. We have an English Heritage card and had free entrance.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Belvoir, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was fab once you've got your breath back from the hike up the steep steps to the base of the tower!! We did think it was a tad pricey though even with geriatric rates!!!

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Lisbon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to climb the tower on a sunny, clear day and the views were great. We have an English Heritage card and had free entrance.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got in free with our EH membership, otherwise it's £4.70 each. There really isn't a lot to see inside, so visit for the views. Don't expect to spend very long here.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clifford's Tower offers the 2nd best view of York after the tower at York Minster. It is a bit cheaper to get in, and not so many steps to climb, though.

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Langley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views from the tower with the ability to walk all around the top the tower is very interesting and if you love history well worth a visit

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed visiting here. Amazing views all across York. So much interesting information too, well worth the climb. Just wish there was a coffee shop too! Brilliant, lovely helpful staff too.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an English heritage site so with membership it's free entry, the views from the tower are amazing, the best views from anywhere in York, take a camera!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not for the faint hearted...or those with vertigo!!! Lots of steps but breathtaking views if you can manage it. Well worth a visit.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 the tower. It was over in a very short time. Clifford's Tower is fab from the outside but ultimately quite small so admission to... More 

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