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Available for hire are the inside of the tower and the roof deck offering panoramic views across York's historic skyline.

Perfect for drinks receptions, corporate events, and product launches. Entertain your clients within one of York's most iconic and historic sites.

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Today at Clifford's Tower, a new roof deck gives unrivalled 360° views over the city's historic skyline, with its medieval buildings and famous Minster. Inside, you and your guests can access the tower's new walkways and staircases which have opened up parts of the tower that have been off-limits for centuries. Reopened on 2 April 2022 following a major £5 million project to conserve and radically transform the interior of the 800-year-old landmark, Clifford's Tower will certainly impress.

Clifford's Tower has two very unique spaces, the Roof Deck and the Tower Floor, both special in their own way and both sure to wow your guests on an evening of entertainment. Whether you're looking to host a drinks reception, corporate event, product launch party or simply have pre-theatre drinks at an show stopping venue, Clifford's Tower is a perfect venue to entertain with drinks and canapés in the heart of York.

Roof deck

As part of the recent major conservation project at Clifford's Tower, an enormous structural timber frame has created the tower’s new roof deck. Fitted with timber benches, floor lights and a surrounding safety rail, you can enjoy the space as a magnificent viewing platform.

Offering unrivalled panoramic views over York's historic skyline, the roof deck is an impressive place to entertain your guests while having drinks and canapés whilst watching the sun go down.

Drinks: 120

Tower floor

Inside Clifford's Tower, new walkways and staircases have opened up parts of the tower that have been off-limits for centuries. The architectural features of high and wide open space makes a fantastic setting for people to mingle with soft acoustics bounces from lobe to lobe of the tower walls.

With views looking up to the open night sky canvas, you're sure to find this a stunning space, offing a natural starry sky delight.

Drinks: 120

accessibility information

Please note that Clifford's Tower is available for evening hire from 6:30pm. All catering units and additional facilities such as toilets, need to be cited at the bottom of the steps leading up to the tower.

The tower has 55 entrance steps with handrails to the keep of the tower, with available seated resting points off the central stairway. There are walkways inside the tower and spiral stairs up to the roof deck. Unfortunately there is no lift to the tower which makes the tower inaccessible to wheelchair users. 

For more access information, please visit our access page.

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