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Clifford's Tower, York

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Clifford's Tower, York
York, Yorkshire, England
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Clifford's Tower is one of the iconic symbols of historic York. The stone keep sits atop a high mound erected by William the Conqueror as part of his attempt to exert Norman control over the rebellious north of England following the Norman Conquest. The castle mound is rather incongruously set beside a very large car park, with the much more appealing classical facade of the York Castle Museum to one side and historic Fairfax House just around the corner on the other side. On this occasion I was on my way back to my B&B from an evening walk around the city and I passed by the tower just as the evening sun was setting behind it. The clouds were lit up with vivid oranges ands reds, making the Tower look like an erupting volcano!

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