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.
Medieval Castle Life - Family Fun Trail
Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2013 (bank holiday)
Seek out the colourful trail markers of all the different people who would live and work in a medieval castle. A fun trail for all the family.
Time Travellers Go... Medieval
Sat 20 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2013 (bank holiday)
Become king for a day! Children can dress up as medieval nobles in splendid costumes and hats, including a medieval crown. Step forward and discover medieval etiquette and sit on the throne.
Prices and opening times
Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire - YO1 9SA
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