Clifford's Tower, York

Clifford's Tower is closed until summer 2021 whilst we undertake vital conservation works to protect the tower and make improvements for visitors. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on the project.

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Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SA

Conservation project

Clifford’s Tower is currently closed to the public whilst we undertake a major project to protect its historic fabric and improve the experience of visitors.

We want to do justice to both the history and the experience of visiting one of York's most important historic sites. We also want to conserve and repair the tower to protect it for generations to come.

Whilst the tower remains closed to the public you can follow the latest developments on our project page.

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Guidebook: Clifford's Tower

Price: £4

 Clifford's Tower Timeline

1068-9York's Castles

William the Conqueror builds two motte-and-bailey castles in York, one of them where Clifford's Tower now stands.

Find out more about the history of York's castles and Clifford's Tower

1069Royal Vengeance

Both castles are burnt by Danish invaders, supported by the people of York. William rebuilds the castles and as punishment lays waste to wide areas of northern England.

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