Clifford’s Tower Entry Tickets

Activity code: CTWA

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  • Scale the steps of an ancient mound to enter Clifford’s Tower
  • Learn how the tower defended York about its role in the English Civil War


Built in 1245 during the reign of King Henry III, Clifford’s Tower is a magnificent large stone tower overlooking the spectacular city of York. Once part of York Castle, this one-thousand-year-old four-lobed monument was used to house a gaol, a mint, law courts and seat of royal power. 

Explore inside the tower to imagine the different chapters of its history. Learn about the 1069 uprising against the Normans, its role during the English Civil War and Dissolution of the Monasteries, and how the tower defended the city of York. You’ll also see a busy 14th century kitchen, King Henry III’s chapel and his medieval garderobe. 

What’s more, after a major investment by English Heritage, visitors will now be able to climb to the top of this historical tower to enjoy panoramic views of York and its medieval buildings, including the famous Minster.

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Additional Information

Please note:

  • Tickets cannot be cancelled but may be amended 48 hours prior to entry.