Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror who ordered the building of this mighty fortress mound in 1068. Clifford's Tower was a symbol of his power and today is a lasting remnant of the medieval castle. Let your students experience what life was like in medieval York.
- KS1-3: Local History Study
- KS1: Children will learn why a castle was built at York, its local significance and how it links with significant national events and individuals
- KS2: Pupils will learn about a significant local site and how it changed from 1066 onward
- KS3: The development of church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509
- The site of Clifford's Tower was a hugely important site throughout the Norman and Plantagenet periods
Free self-led visits
Book a free education trip and lead your own visit in your own way. Let your students climb to the top of the tower and enjoy the panoramic views over the city of York from the wall walk. View the model of the motte and bailey castle, demonstrating what the area around the keep would have looked like after it was rebuilt in stone between the 13th and 16th centuries. We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking.BOOK NOW
Plan your visit
We have a range of materials to help support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free Hazard Information Sheets to help you make the most out of your visit.
We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team are on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.