Clifford's Tower, York

  • Inside Cliffod's Tower
  • Best Views of York
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The stunning panoramic views from the top of Clifford’s Tower, out over the historic city of York, makes it one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire.

Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror.

There’s plenty to discover here. In its time, the tower has served as a prison and a royal mint, as well as the place where Henry VIII had the bodies of his enemies put on public display.

To complete your family day out in York, why not take the guided tour of the nearby York Cold War Bunker.

Don't Miss

  • The tactile model showing how the site once looked
  • The gift shop
  • Panoramic views of York
  • The podcasts of views of historic York featuring Julian Humphrys

Events At Clifford's Tower, York

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

    Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Clifford's Tower. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Prices and opening times


Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire - YO1 9SA (Directions)


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