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  • Address: Tower St, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9SA, England
  • 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 Tours

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 Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, York, null
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 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: Varies

From USD $54.46
York Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus, York, Sightseeing Passes
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York Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover York’s sinister side on this 1-hour ghost bus tour, led by a hellishly hilarious guide. Visit some of city’s spookiest sights and learn about the ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.42
City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, York, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

There is no better way to see York than on a double-decker City Sightseeing bus! Hop on and hop off as you please at any of the 20 stops around Yorkshire’s ...  Read more

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

From USD $19.06
York Walking Tour including York Minster, York, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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York Walking Tour including York Minster

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This 2-hour walking tour provides you with fantastic insights into the most historic and world famous sites in York. Starting with Romans you will explore the ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.13

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