"Sad history, nice view." Clifford's Tower Tip by eschroeder12

Clifford's Tower, York: 55 reviews and 127 photos

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      Inside Clifford's Tower
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In 1068-9, William the Conqueror built two motte and bailey castles in York, to strengthen his military hold on the north. Clifford's Tower, an unusual four-lobed keep built in the 13th century atop the mound of William's larger fortress, is now the principal surviving stonework remnant of York's medieval castle. The sweeping views of the city from the tower still show why it played such an important part in controlling northern England.
Clifford's Tower also plays host to a piece of history about a Jewish massacre in 1190. All Take a short climb up to the top wall and have a look at the city. It's a nice view.

Address: Tower Street
Directions: Opposite the Castle Museum
Phone: 01904 606940
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/cliffords-tower-york/

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2006
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