Favorite thing: We climbed to the top of Cliffords Tower for a great view of the city of York... We could see the extent of the floods from up there too which was interesting... The kids were having a great time playing in the water on the streets...it was fun to watch them for a while. :)
Favorite thing: Clifford's Tower is a proud symbol of the might of the medieval kings and was built by Henry III in the 13th century. It was earlier made out of wood but later converted into stone. The Jews of York were at one time persecuted and burnt alive in this tower and there is a small memorial in their honour there too. The tower is closed for viewing if it is raining heavily!! Entrance is 2 Pounds Sterling.
Favorite thing: You must visit the imposing Clifford's Tower, built as the central keep of York castle in the 13th century. Before this structure, there was a wooden tower dating back to the 11th century, built on the same mound. In 1190, within this wooden structure, York's Jewish community was massacred. Just one of many gruesome tales that make up York's history.
Favorite thing: This is a view inside from the walls of Clifford's Tower. It was such windy day, and I must admit that the narrow stairs and wall did not make me feel very secure! Also, remembering the chilling history made it a moving experience overall.
take a look at Clifford's Tower (in Tower Street).
Set atop a grassy mound, this circular tower has a grim past. In 1190 the York Jewish community sought protection in the tower from a mob of anti-semitists. Rather than perish at the hands of the mob, the Jews took their own lives.