Clifford’s Tower
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  • Perched on top of the castle mound raised by William the Conqueror; Clifford's Tower was built during the 1250's as the keep of York Castle, one of the greatest fortresses in medieval England.
  • Entry ticket to Clifford’s Tower
    Self-Guided Tour
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    Opening Hours:

    1st of April - 30th of June & 1st of September - 30th of October: 10:00am - 5:00pm

    1st July - 31st of August:10:00am - 6:00pm

    31st of October - 31st March: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Last entry time is 1 hr prior to closing.

    Closed 24th & 25th December

    Location:

    Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SA

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    The large stone tower, which we now know as Clifford's Tower, was built in the 1250s during the reign of King Henry III.

    The fascinating story of Clifford's Tower will finally be told thanks to a major investment by English Heritage at one of York's most important heritage sites

    For much of the 14th and 15th centuries, Clifford's Tower was used as treasury, exchequer, mint, gaol and seat of royal power. During the Civil War (1642-9), Clifford's Tower was held by the royalists while the city was under siege.

    In 1684 the tower was reduced to a shell after a fire. Eventually, most of the castle buildings were swept away when a new prison and court were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, leaving Clifford's Tower as the principal surviving remnant of the York Castle.

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