Friday 13 March 2015

English Heritage - Cliffords Tower - York

Clifford's Tower

Clifford's Tower, York

The vibrant and historic city of York offers the group visitor a rich and varied heritage, in which Clifford’s Tower has played a turbulent role since medieval times.
William the Conqueror built the first wooden tower on the site as part of his cataclysmic ‘Harrying of the North’ campaign.
This was replaced in the 13th century by the current circular stone tower which now offers some of the best panoramic views of the city.
Come and find out how the Jewish population of York met a grisly fate when seeking refuge in the tower in 1190.