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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...more
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Access is via an awkward staircase that disappears up into the clouds. The visitor ponders whether the journey is worthwhile. There is no information at ground level to inform him, except 'an admission charge applies'. How much could it be? One pound? Ten? a hundred?...More
This visit was quite fun even on a cool winter's day. Our five year old managed the 50-75 steps up to the tower and also the spiral staircase both up and down to the top of the tower. The views of York are worth the...More
Not for the faint hearted. Quite a few steps to get in the entrance and then once inside you walk are a few more to see the view.
If you are into architecture then you can see the crumbling of the rock/stone and be part...More
If you have spare time whilst visiting York it would be worth visiting the Cliffords tower! Just be aware it was £6 per adult to get in and there isn’t much information about the place or much to look at once in! It looks more...More
A nice activity to pass the time, but the stairs to get up there would be a challenge for people with mobility problems. If you have a York pass or you have a English Heritage membership it's free but if not it's very expensive for...More
Such an interesting place, with amazing far reaching views across York. Going to revisit with the children as they will enjoy climbing the winding staircase and learning about it’s past. A poignant place. Would be great if the information board in the middle could be...More
My wife & I visited here late November 2018. It is a very impressive building from the outside. We climbed the steps & paid the entrance fee of £5.40 per person. Inside there is not a lot to see really. We climbed up to the...More
The current stone building dates from the 13th Century and it has had several uses over the years.
What you see is all there is apart from the wall walk which give views over York and a small EH shop.
Access is by a steep...More
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
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 see
Sad to say but almost every medieval castle in Europe has had a part some form of atrocity that is up to the visitor to delve into on their own level.
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
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 take in the amazing views over York. Look forward to seeing you soon!