Cliffords Tower

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General Information

York Castle is a fortified castle complex in the Yorkshire city of York, England. It is now more commonly known as Clifford's Tower. Built on the orders of William the Conqueror, the castle has been used for many things over the years, such as a prison, castles and law courts. The castle has been rebuilt and remodelled over the years after being damaged in battle and war but has now fallen mostly into ruins. It is now an English Heritage site and popular sight for sightseers visiting York.

Getting there

If travelling by car, a car park exists at the bottom of the steps to the castle, it is council owned and fees apply depending on the length of your stay. Buses run to the castle from the city centre. The closest train station is York station which is a mile walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is open seven days a week and has a museum for visitors as well as a cafe. The castle is open from 10am-4pm and costs £5 for adults to enter and £3 for children. Family tickets are available at a discounted rate if your visiting with two adults and three children.

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Posted: 9 Sep 2019, 12:38



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