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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York
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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York

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See a spookier side to York without the worry of getting lost during this guided ghost walk around the streets and snickelways (alleys) of the medieval city. Listen to your guide tell tales of York’s tragic past that you wouldn’t otherwise hear, ask questions along the way to learn more, and enjoy an atypical introduction to the city.
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Spinkyminky wrote a review Oct 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom573 contributions137 helpful votes
We're members so can't comment on the price or value for money but we stopped off here as my son was desperate to climb to the top the staff were all excellent and vert friendly and helpful my son got his pop badge from the shop so he was happy it's worth the climb for the views alone but I didn't manage to spot the windmill maybe next time 😊
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Karen L wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom81 contributions9 helpful votes
I highly recommend visiting Clifford Tower when the weather is nice/have clear skies otherwise you won't see anything. There is no roof so if it starts to rain you will be getting wet, thankfully the weather held up for us & we got to see the city, as the structure was neglected for centuries there isn't a lot to do at the Tower so the tour is relatively quick so it is a good stop off destination. Staff are really friendly particularly Dale we had a lovely chat with him about all things York. Just be mindful that there are a lot of stairs so if you are not strong on your feet/have knee problems then you may want to reconsider in addition to the tower being pretty high up so if you are afraid of heights you may struggle.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Anthony C wrote a review Oct 2020
20 contributions
Greeted by a very friendly member of staff and all the staff we encountered were all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The views from the top are impressive
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Date of experience: October 2020
amy wrote a review Oct 2020
Crewe, United Kingdom35 contributions34 helpful votes
Visited during a mid week break to York with my other half. We hadn’t booked tickets for this prior to getting to the tower, but it was easy to go online and book for the next slot, although it was easy, I’d definitely pre-book just to safe time and hassle once you get there. The staff were really friendly and chatty & more than willing to help in regards to booking tickets etc. Once in the tower, the staff member was really informative and friendly and we soon made our way up to the top of the tower.. and WOW! The amazing views of York all around. Luckily we visited on a clear but cold day and if it’s mildly cold down on the ground, it’s advisable to take a bobble hat with you to go up the tower, as it was very cold and windy round the ears. The signs and information within the tower is informative as well & we felt that we came away having learnt lots about both the tower and York. Would recommend anybody to visit and take in the views of the city from above.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Paul T wrote a review Oct 2020
Waterlooville, United Kingdom280 contributions83 helpful votes
I booked a visit on a dark and rainy afternoon the first thing you need to climb up 55 very steep steps to get to the entrance, thank god for the handrail. And once you reach the entrance a member of the staff gives you a safety briefing at this point you then start climbing tight narrow spiral stairs to the top of the tower, and once there the views are amazing but because of the rain and the stairs becoming more very slippery I stayed no long than ten minutes to take photographs, I then negotiated the way down handling onto the handrails until I reached the street level. I would highly recommend anyone visiting on on a dry day.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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