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Clifford's Tower

Tower Street, York YO1 9SA, England
+44 1904 646940
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Clifford's Tower is all that remains of York Castle. It's set upon a mound which was originally built by William the Conqueror. There is plenty of history to discover. We offer amazing 360 degree views from the top of the Tower over the City of York. Clifford's Tower is open 7 days a week, times vary throughout the year so it's advisable to check the website for details before you visit. There is an entry fee to visit the Tower.
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Tower Street, York YO1 9SA, England
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"worth the climb"
in 82 reviews
"steep steps"
in 77 reviews
"english heritage members"
in 33 reviews
"york castle"
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"great views from the top"
in 25 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 33 reviews
"information boards"
in 41 reviews
"gift shop"
in 69 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 88 reviews
"york pass"
in 53 reviews
"interesting history"
in 41 reviews
"sunny day"
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"free entry"
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"jews"
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"battlements"
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"morne"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the outside Clifford’s Tower is rather impressive and it’s a point of interest as one of the last remaining parts of York Castle. However for what is on offer inside, I thought £12 for 2 adults was a bit steep. There are a few...More

Thank Meghann T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Neat place to visit, very quick though; I was in and out of there within an hour. I would say it’s a must in York though.

Thank Veronique L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not much to see but nice view of city. Worth the climb if you're nearby but won't miss too much if you're short on time. Sad story of the persecution of the Jews.

Thank organizedplanner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view but the shop takes up almost half of the space which seems completely unnecessary for the information provided. I almost missed going upstairs because the shop blocks the view to the stairs. Overpriced if you don't have a membership.

Thank hannahp192018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

English Heritage site. A big climb (55 steps) to the entrance then another spiral staircase to the ramparts. Fantastic views of the city.

Thank BarbsT2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the persecution of the city's Jewish residents, leading to their suicide, to the time when the tower was almost accidentally exploded. Oh and some pretty neat views of the city, too

Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on our walking tour of York and were able to take some wonderful photos against the grey sky. Right in the centre of town.

Thank TMM818
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is nice to see, but at £6 each, really not worth the money, I think a lower price of about £3 - £4 would be fair, If you budget is tight, then don't bother.

Thank Nadenza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautifully sunny day so after walking up to the top which gave fantastic panoramic views over York, it was nice to soak up some sun on the green below.

Thank dizzylinda64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing look and we took loads of places of the tower from all over. It’s beautiful! However to venture inside is not worth it as there is literally little there. You can walk around the outside after traipsing up some steep and uneven steps. The...More

Thank kcarters
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honeysrascal
As part of a family of Jewish descent, I am really confused by your review. I have visited Clifford's Tower many times and feel that it(and the original tower) are part of my heritage - history is not always "pleasant". It is not a "nice" bit of history but for decades, I have taken pictures of it and discussed it with family members - both before and after my own generation. Why couldn't you bear to enter an historic site that is less than "wholesome"? In various ways that is true of most historic sites. I am also descended from industrial workers who rioted in the streets - history is what it is. My Jewish great grandmother took my grandmother - who was then only a teenager but who was about to marry "in" to a suffragettes' rally - telling her to shout, History isn't nice most of the time. Our family remained a very religious and very political family. We will be going to York this summer and will be again visiting the tower. It is part of our history.
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Response from cwgator64 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you are asking me to answer. There is a plaque at the bottom of the tower that tells how the Jews were persecuted and took their own lives. When I write a review I try not to be political rather explain what I... More
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Response from Stacey C | Property representative |
Hi, you should allow at least 20mins for your visit to Clifford's Tower. We have interpretation panels, a model showing what the Castle used to look like and a medieval chapel. You can also walk up to the battlements and... More
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