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.
The Medieval Armoury
Sat 19 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014
Get to grips with helmets, shields, swords and a whole host of lethal weaponry.
Richard III Royal Progress - An Audience with the King
Sat 02 & Sun 03 Aug 2014
As part of a series of English Heritage events dedicated to the controversial King, Richard III will be visiting Clifford’s Tower.
Prices and opening times
Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire - YO1 9SA
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