Gaze down upon York from the top of Clifford’s Tower

York, North Yorkshire

Clifford’s Tower’s stunning panoramic views, out over the historic city of York, makes it one of Yorkshire’s most popular attractions.

Clifford's Tower stands as a proud symbol of the power of England's medieval kings. Originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebels of the north, it was twice burned to the ground before being rebuilt by Henry III in the 13th century.

Once you’ve experienced the views from the top of the tower, head down to spend your city break exploring the historic city of York. Every street or vista is a monument to the past and you can’t walk more than a few feet without finding a building, wall or crack in the pavement with a fascinating story to tell.

From the many museums, including JORVIK Viking centre, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum, to the grandeur of York Minster and the historic cobbles underfoot on the Shambles, there’s history around every corner and behind every door in this most captivating of English cities.

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