Clifford's Tower

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Tower Street, York, United Kingdom
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Clifford’s Tower Oct 26, 2017
Clifford's Tower was the keep of York Castle a medieval Norman castle; unfortunately it is now just a shell although the first floor, once used as private apartments, includes a richly decorated chapel, while at the top there are panoramic views across the city of York. The original 11th-century timber tower that was here was burned down in 1190, after the local Jewish community, some 150 strong, was besieged here and committed mass suicide. The present 13th-century stone tower stands on a mound, about 15 metres high and between 67 and 71 metres in diameter. The lower parts of the slope were re-formed in 1935–6, burying a stone wall that had retained the base of the mound since the mid-19th century.

The Tower was designated as a World Heritage site in 1954.

The nearest Car Park (Castle) is just a three minute walk away (YO1 9SA) and has 318 spaces.

September 2017
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