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Storm the tower for stunning panoramic views over York
This imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle and was originally built by William the Conqueror. 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 display. One of the main surviving features of York Castle, Clifford’s Tower is now a shell. The first floor, once used as private apartments, includes a richly decorated chapel, while a wall-walk provides panoramic views across the city of York.