SE6051 : Clifford Tower, York

taken 5 months ago, near to York, Great Britain

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Clifford Tower, York
Clifford Tower, York
In the grounds of the castle museum
York Castle
York Castle is a fortified complex comprising, over the last nine centuries, a sequence of castles, prisons, law courts and other buildings on the south side of the River Foss. The now-ruinous keep of the medieval Norman castle is commonly referred to as Clifford's Tower. Built originally on the orders of William I to dominate the former Viking city of York.
The first motte and bailey castle on the site was built in 1068 following the Norman conquest of York. After the destruction of the castle by rebels and a Viking army in 1069, York Castle was rebuilt and reinforced with extensive water defences, including a moat and an artificial lake.
York Castle fell into disrepair by the 15th and 16th centuries. By the 20th century the ruin of Clifford's Tower had become a well-known tourist destination and national monument; today the site is owned by English Heritage and open to the public.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 13 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
York 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 60480 51452 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.3380N 1:4.7893W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 60464 51378
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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