Clifford's Tower, York

In line with government guidelines, our staffed sites remain closed in the interests of public health. It is now clear that we will not be able to re-open on 1 May as we had originally hoped. Instead we will re-open as soon as government advice allows and only when we can ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff and volunteers.

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Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SA

Guidebook: Clifford's Tower

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 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.

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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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