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Cliffords Tower

Clifford's Tower was built by William The Conqueror. The Tower stands on a mound in York City and forms an imposing view over the nearby by York Castle Museum. Clifford's Tower has a two- storey quatrefoil plan, and a climb to the top affords excellent panoramic views of the city.

During it's history the tower has been a prison, the Royal Mint and was used by Henry II to display the bdies of his enemies.


Visiting Cliffords Tower

Opening Times

Daily except 24- 26 December and 1st January
Winter Opening Hours: 10:00 to 16:00
Summer Opening Hours: 10;00 to 17:00


English Heritage - Members FREE

Adults: £4.30
Child: £2.60


Cliffords Tower is situated next to a York City Council Pay & Display Car Park
Vending Machine with hot drinks and sweets
Gift Shop


 Clifford's Tower is at the top of 55 steps there is a handrail but the steps are uneven as are many walkways within the tower.
Assistance Dogs are welcome.

Contact Clifford's Tower

Tower Street,
North Yorkshire

Website: Clifford's Tower

Events at Clifford's Tower