Cliffords TowerCurrently Closed
- 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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51.17% of people who visit York include Cliffords Tower in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
78.57% of people start their Cliffords Tower visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cliffords Tower
88.1% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cliffords Tower
Beautiful place, with a awesome history. You need buy a ticket that cost around 5 pounds for an adult, they have discounts for students Once you are inside you can see some signes with the history of this place, and feel a fabulous atmosphere. Also you can climb by the stairs to have a really beautiful view of all the city, where you can take such a good pictures. I recommend you go in a day with no too much wind because it could be really cold in the top.
Historical tower is worth visiting. Not a large place, by far, but has some wonderful views of York. Long stairs to climb to enter and many steep stairs inside to get to the top of tower. I did not believe that the entrance fee was high, but the historical reading signs inside were in old and poor condition and could not be read. Where does all of that money go? That is the one star less rating.
Great for views but probably a bit too expensive to enter as there really isn't anything else there. It was a cold winter's day when we went to Clifford's Tower and didn't stay around after we took our photos so maybe it would be better value on a warmer day. Interesting guy on reception though, very chatty and had some good stories.
Great place to visit in York, on a nice day you have great views and panoramic options to take pictures. Not for the faint of heart, the tower also boasts a rich history.
Beautiful tower with a lot of history. The place is well taken care of. You have to pay to access it but you can see a pretty decent view of York if you go all the way up. The stairs to go up are a little narrow and can get really slippery. Nevertheless, if you you just watch your steps you don’t have to worry about anything. Once up, there are protections placed so you won’t fall even if there are strong winds, as can be seen (or heard) in the video attached. There are also a few signs when you can read a little bit of the history of the tower and castle and even a gift shop inside.