Clifford's Tower, York Access
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit.
Click here for the virtual tour of Clifford's Tower.
You can find pre-visit information for the audio described tour of Clifford's Tower here.
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingNoWheelchair AccessThere are 55 steps to the keep and then spiral stairs to the roof deck. Unfortunately this makes the tower inaccessible to wheel chair users.Entrance / Set DownEntrance at the top of the 55 steps up to the tower.Disabled ParkingBlue Badge holders can park in the council car park.StairsThe tower has 55 entrance steps with handrails and inside the tower. Seated resting points are available off the central stairway. There are walkways inside the tower and stairs up to the roof deck.Lift AccessNo.Seating And RestpointsSeating and resting points are available on all floor levels.Pathways Surface And GradientsUneven surfaces in some areas of the tower.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesTactile map with information given in Braille can be found at the base of the tower. Handheld tactile maps to interpret the area at the base of the tower and the ground floor of the tower are available. Soundscapes are played in the main space of the tower.Dog Bowl and ToiletingNoAudio ToursAn audio description tour of the site is available to download via QR code inside the tower. You will need a mobile device to access it.Site ToursPlease contact the site directly for the possibility of group booking.Tactile ModelsThere is a tactile map with information given in Braille at the base of the tower.Areas Of Low LightingThere is low lighting in the garderobe.Large PrintYes.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingNoInduction LoopsInduction loops are embedded within the audio seating on the ground floor.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesTactile map with information given in Braille can be found at the base of the tower. Handheld tactile maps to interpret the area at the base of the tower and the ground floor of the tower are available. Soundscapes are played in the main space of the tower.Basic Language Audio ToursNo.Easy Read MaterialNo.Large Print MaterialYes.Dyslexia Friendly MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsNo information available
Health And Safety
Deep WaterThe site has a covered well.Trip HazardSome uneven surfaces.Sheer DropThere is a sheer drop at the top of the tower which is fenced.Slip HazardSome surfaces may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeThe mound has steep slopes. It is not permitted to climb on the slope.Steep StairsThe tower has 55 steps to the entrance.Beware Of TrafficAt the base of the traffic is a busy car park.Uneven GroundGenerally flat paved areas at the top.