Please Note: This attraction is closed 24th and 25th December 2023. We would advise checking with the attraction before visiting.
Immerse yourself in centuries of history at one of York’s most iconic sites and experience stunning views over the ancient city.
Clifford’s Tower has sat at the heart of the city since the Norman Conquest, and over the years it’s been a royal mint, a medieval stronghold and a garrison in the Civil Wars. In 1190, one of the worst anti-Semitic massacres of the Middle Ages took place on the site of the tower when York’s Jewish community were trapped there by a violent mob and many Jews chose to commit suicide rather than be murdered.
Today, a new roof deck gives unrivalled views over York’s historic skyline, with its medieval buildings and famous Minster. Inside, new walkways and staircases have opened up parts of the tower that have been off-limits for centuries, and immersive soundscapes and stories are bringing the tower’s turbulent history to life like never before.