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Explore the interior and surroundings of Clifford’s Tower with our virtual tour.
You can use the main menu (top right) and individual links (e.g. Ground 1) to move from one part of the Tower to another.
Select the numbered hotspots in any part of the Tower to read or listen to information about that area.
Treasury, seat of government in the north, prison, Civil War garrison: Clifford’s Tower had many incarnations before becoming the monument you see today.
Listen to our podcast to uncover the darkest episode of York’s history: the 12th-century massacre of the Jews of York at Clifford’s Tower.
Our guidebook reveals over 1,000 years of history and includes an addition to our walking maps series, with a tour of the walls of York.
We have a huge variety of sites in our care. Here’s how we look after them – using both new, non-destructive, technologies and traditional techniques.
As a key example of medieval urban fortification and a royal building boasting the highest quality architecture, we consider what makes Clifford’s Tower special.
Find out what academics have uncovered about Clifford’s Tower and the role it has played in history.