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  • Address: Tower St
  • Hours: Nov 4 2013 - Mar 31 2014: Daily 10am-4pm
  • Admission: Adult: £4.20; Child: £2.50; Concession: £3.80

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Clifford's Tower

The last vestige of York Castle, Clifford's Tower is now one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, perched on a grassy mound overlooking the River Ouse. Although the castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1069, the present-day tower was erected between 1245 and 1265 by Henry III when the fortress was rebuilt in stone and has served numerous purposes throughout its long history. Used over the years as a royal mint, a prison and an execution ground, the tower takes its name from Roger de Clifford, who was executed for treason by Edward II and hanged in chains from the tower walls.

Today, climbing the 55 steps to the top of the mound is a popular pastime among visitors to the city and walking along the tower ramparts affords expansive panoramic views over York.

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The York Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Enjoy free entry to 30 top York attractions with the York Pass, a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites that interest you most. Entrance ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days

From USD $62.20

York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

There is no better way to see York than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top York attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $20.73

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