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Clifford's Tower played a crucial role in the control of northern England. The tower has a turbulent history, surviving 1,000 years of flood, fire and siege. Its origins were violent: William the Conqueror built the castle for his northern campaign of terror in 1069. At various points in its history, Clifford's Tower became a royal mint, functioned as a prison, gruesomely displayed the bodies of leaders of uprisings, and was even a court.

Alternative name:

en Clifford's Tower - English Heritage

Clifford's Tower
Tower Street
YO1 9SA York

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 04:00 pm

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5 - 17 £3.40
Adults £5.70
Reduced £5.10
Family £14.80


Family ticket is valid for 2 adults, up to 3 children.

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  • Museum shop


Tower Street, York, England


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Clifford's Tower has 2 ratings.

Friday, May 5, 2017 May 5, 2017

For some people just a bunch of old bricks, but for some it's a great place to let your imagination go!
Right at the city this great historical tower/castle. Nice place to have a great view of the city.

  Visited on Thursday, May 15, 2008

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