CLIFFORD'S TOWER, York

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CLIFFORD’S TOWER, York

Clifford's Tower, maybe so named because Roger de Clifford was once hung in chains from its walls, is the keep and a significant remaining medieval portion of York's once mighty fortress. Its shape is unique in England. In 1190, the site of the keep was the scene of the mass suicide of York's persecuted Jews. There are fine views of the City from its walls, but there's not much else to see inside.

Location/Address
Tower Street
York
County
North Yorkshire
Post Code
YO1 9SA
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
All York attractions nearby. York Castle Museum is opposite.
Primary Management
English Heritage

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