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

About Cliffords Tower, York

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!

Cliffords Tower Information

  • 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.

Cliffords Tower Ticket Prices

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

How To reach Cliffords Tower by Public Transport

  • Bus: Clifford’s Tower – 42, 181

Restaurants Near Cliffords Tower

  • The Olive Tree
  • Tower’s Restaurant
  • 31 Castlegate, Rustique
  • The Go Down

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Things to Know Before Visiting Cliffords Tower

  • 95% of people who visit York include Cliffords Tower in their plan

  • 56.63% of people start their Cliffords Tower visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cliffords Tower

Monday, Friday and Saturday

71.26% 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.

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Cliffords Tower, York Reviews

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  • It’s an iconic piece of York architecture, as much a part of its soul as the Bar Walls and York Minster. Its history has been a bit dark at time, and downright horrible at others, but that’s history for you. Some folks think it’s a bit expensive to go inside and that there isn’t much there when you do, but you needed to be more open minded. I mean, how many thousand year ruins still have their walls intact and allow you to walk around the top. Incidentally, going inside and walking around the top is a must if you’re a tourist, and to be done at least once if you’re a local. The views are brilliant, and looking straight down is a bit of a thrill as the walls lean outward a little towards the top! If you don’t want to going inside, you can walk up the steps for free, and around the outside for spectacular photo opportunities day and night.

  • A bit small but great nevertheless. If your into history it is a must. Has a wine shop inside and tastings. The view of York is amazing at the top.

  • Extremely expensive for what it is. Having taken the two children around the castle museum which was cheaper and a lot more entertaining. Pricing policy needs reviewing for what should be an enjoyable experience.

  • Thoroughly enjoying seeing this tower from far and on our way into York, noted it for further inspection later on in the day. However, after climbing the steps we noticed that there was an admission fee of £6 to get it. We thought that this was a little expensive and therefore only observed it from the outside. Price definitely put us off entering, which is a shame.

  • A great tower and the view from the top is really good. The staff were very helpful on arrival

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