Built in 1762 by John Carr (of Harewood House fame), Fairfax House contains a superb collection of Georgian furniture.
York Castle Museum
This excellent museum has displays of everyday life through the centuries, with reconstructed domestic interiors, a Victorian street and...
Jorvik Viking Centre
Interactive multimedia exhibits aimed at bringing history to life often achieve exactly the opposite, but the much-hyped Jorvik – after...
Grand Opera House
Despite the name, there's no opera here. Instead, there's a wide range of productions from live bands and popular musicals to stand-up...
Local produce gets a Mediterranean makeover at this bright and breezy bistro, with a view across the street to Clifford's Tower. Classic...
Tower St · interesting places nearby
Clifford's Tower information
There's precious little left of York Castle except for this evocative stone tower, a highly unusual figure-of-eight design built into the castle's keep after the original one was destroyed in 1190 during anti-Jewish riots. An angry mob forced 150 Jews to be locked inside the tower and the hapless victims took their own lives rather than be killed. There's not much to see inside, but the views over the city are excellent.