Cliffords Tower

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  • Address: Tower St, York YO1 9RY, England, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +440-1904646940
  • Ticket Price: 4 GBP
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Tower, Picnic Spot

The Clifford’s Tower was established as a symbol of power by William the Conqueror in 1068. However it soon became the site of bloody and gruesome affair. In 1190, hundreds of Jews were massacred and the place was burned to the ground.

It went through a cycle of rebirth and destruction till the 17th century and was also used as a debtor’s prison. Today, Clifford’s Tower stands atop a hill and offers panoramic views of the countryside.

  • Check out the 3D model of the Norman Castle as it once stood
  • Make a day of it! Visitors are welcome to use the premises for picnic.
  • A host of events are held at the Tower premises. This includes an exhibition of medieval armoury, a play on Richard the Third etc.
  • Very knowledgeable staff eager to answer your questions.

The Clifford Tower is a great place for photography!

  • Pets are not allowed on the Tower premises.
  • Restrooms are not available on the Tower premises.
  • Wheelchairs and pushchairs are allowed on the premises however beware of steep climbs.
  • Not suitable for windy or rainy days.

  • Discounts available for children aged 5-15.
  • Concessions on ticket price are available for family groups.
  • The attraction is covered by York Pass.

  • Bus: Clifford’s Tower – 42, 181

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  • Cliffords Tower Address: Tower St, York YO1 9RY, England, United Kingdom
  • Cliffords Tower Contact Number: +440-1904646940
  • Cliffords Tower Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Cliffords Tower Price: 4 GBP
  • Best time to visit Cliffords Tower(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cliffords Tower: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 52.02% of people who visit York include Cliffords Tower in their plan

  • 78.57% of people start their Cliffords Tower visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cliffords Tower

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

88.1% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cliffords Tower

People normally club together York Castle Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre while planning their visit to Cliffords Tower.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Nice tower. Its a bit of a walk to get up to Clifford's Tower, but when you do it's well worth the wait. You can also walk up the steps and walk around the top of the tower. There is a couple of rooms to look in; one of which has information related to the tower. It would have been nice to see the tower in its former glory.

  • We're lucky it was a dry & bright day when we were here at the York Castle, which is commonly known as Clifford's Tower. Nothing much inside the tower, the now-ruinous keep of the medieval Norman castle, but the view from the top of tower was fantastic. The steps are a bit steep.

  • Nice place to have a look around. When we went there was broken glass on the steps leading to the tower. There isn't much to do inside and we only spent 15minutes there. Worth a visit if interested in history and the views are great. Shame about the glass.

  • Got in for free because I'm a renewed historic Scotland member which was great. It was interesting and lovely, the view at the top is amazing but I don't think it's worth the £6

  • First re-visit since 1974 and despite the addition of a rather up-market gift shop and some swords and similar to play with (in 1974 you just got the bare tower and a leaflet ) the powers that be have had the sense to leave it pretty much alone and I loved going back. Couldn't make it up to the top of the walls this time, but my son was there like a rat up a drainpipe and loved the views. I highly recommend it, but you can't get in at all if you can't climb the steep steps up to the entrance, so beware.

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