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York Castle & Cliffords Tower

York Castle and Cliffords Tower in York are the remains of a 13th century - 14th century castle overlooking the River Ouse. The principal castle was built as a wooden castle in 1086 to try and subdue anti-Norman sentiment in the north. The castle has had an eventful history from its start in 1068 through to the English Civil War. By 1194, the motte was raised in height by 13 ft and the castle was again rebuilt in wood at a cost of £200, and King John stayed there in 1200.

In the latter half of the thirteenth century, the keep was rebuilt in stone. The keep later became known as Clifford's Tower after Roger de Clifford who was hanged there in 1322. There is a minimal charge for admission to York Castle, which makes a fascinating historic monument in York to explore.

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