York Castle :: Shared Description

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-ruined 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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by N Chadwick
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SE6051 : Crane by Clifford's Tower by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower in scaffolding by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Tower Street by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower and Castle car park by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Bus on Tower Street by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower, York by PAUL FARMER
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Clifford Tower, York by Paul Gillett
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower, York by Dave Pickersgill
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower, York Castle by Alan Murray-Rust
SE6051 : York Castle Museum by Malc McDonald
SE6051 : Scooters by Clifford's Tower by DS Pugh
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by N Chadwick
SE6051 : Clifford's Tower by habiloid


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Created: Tue, 28 Feb 2017, Updated: Tue, 3 Aug 2021

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