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Cliffords Tower | York

Tower Street
North Yorkshire

01904 646940

Cliffords Tower | York

The stunning panoramic views from the top of Clifford’s Tower, out over the historic city of York, makes it one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire. Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror. There’s plenty to discover here. In its time, the tower has served as a prison and a royal mint, as well as the place where Henry VIII had the bodies of his enemies put on public display.




A large car park is located at the bottom of 55 steps up to the castle. This is operated by the local council and is usually very busy. Charges apply. There are many car parks dotted around the town, and a Park and Ride scheme.


Food and Drink


Vending machine sells hot and cold drinks, sweets and chocolate.


Picnic Area


You are welcome to bring a picnic. Some seats, but no tables, are available outside.




Gift shop selling a range of English Heritage gifts including wine, books, costumes, toys and stationery.




No toilet facilities on site. The nearest is a five minute walk to Coppergate Shopping Centre.