"Clifford's Tower" Clifford's Tower Tip by Nixter01

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


The 11th Century tower is the last remaining part of York Castle that remains, its most tragic story was in 1190 when 150 Jews took refuge in the tower to avoid persecution, rather than giving up they died an horrific death by being burnt.. Later in the 13th century it was re-built in stone by Henry III and how did it get its name ?Well Lord Robert Clifford was hung in chains from the walls

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 Dec 12, 2003
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