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Clifford's Tower and its collection

Clifford's Tower

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.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Clifford's Tower
Tower Street
YO1 9SA York

Visitor information Clifford's Tower

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00


5 – 17£3.40


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Location & Map

Tower Street, York

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Clifford's Tower Reviews

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    • 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 May 15, 2008

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