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SE6051 :: Clifford's Tower and Castle car park

Taken 1 year ago by DS Pugh near York/SE5951, York, England

Clifford's Tower and Castle car park by DS Pugh
Clifford's Tower and Castle car park

The castle is undergoing restoration.
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-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. Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square SE6051
Subject Lat/Long 53.955889,-1.080121 (click to view more nearby images)
Near York/SE5951, York, England
Photographer DS Pugh
Taken 20210416 202104 2021 (about 1 year ago)
Submitted 2021-04-17
Snippet York Castle ·
Context Historic sites and artefacts · Roads, Road transport ·
Subject castle ·

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