Clifford's Tower in York to open throughout winter

Clifford's Tower The top of Clifford's Tower offers panoramic views over the city

Related Stories

A historical landmark in York is to stay open on weekdays throughout the winter to help the city attract more tourists during the season.

Last winter, English Heritage chose to close Clifford's Tower on winter weekdays in response to a 32% cut in its government grant.

The organisation said it had decided to keep the attraction open daily after reviewing demand at its sites.

Local tourist body, Visit York, is supporting the move.

Visit York is currently running a "Wrapped Up" campaign to encourage people to visit the city during the winter months.

Clifford's Tower was built in 1068 in the reign of William the Conqueror.

It has served as a prison and a royal mint, as well as the place where Henry VIII had the bodies of his enemies put on public display.

Liz Page, from English Heritage, said: "Having reviewed last winter's season and the demand at all our properties, Clifford's Tower in York will now be open throughout the winter.

"We recognise we need to play a full part in supporting York as a year-round tourist destination and we're very much looking forward to welcoming thousands more visitors to enjoy the best views of York seven days a week over the coming months."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC York & North Yorkshire

Weather

York

20 °C 16 °C

Features

  • Mother and childConstant fear

    Saving lives on the front line in the battle with Ebola


  • Dog's headCanine quirk

    The dogs that used to collect money on Britain's railways


  • Hazal Naz BesleyiciHa, ha, ha

    Why are women in Turkey posting laughing selfies?


  • Robert Graves' PoetryUnforgettable war Watch

    The writer who had a lump of granite stuck in his head


  • Hands of clergy in prayer'Two per cent'

    How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.