IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Clifford’s Tower reopens to public acclaim after a two-year closure

York’s Clifford’s Tower has reopened to the public for the first time since before the pandemic, reports York Press.

image: for illustration purposes only – Clifford’s Tower by DS Pugh, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

…” I’m absolutely gobsmacked. They have done a really, really good job…”

York Press writes:

The Norman castle between the Rivers Ouse and Foss has undergone a £5 million conservation project since it closed at the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

More than 2,000 people were expected to go through its door today with another 2,000 tomorrow. They came from far and wide with at least one family coming from the USA….

“I’m absolutely gobsmacked. They have done a really, really good job. It used to be an empty shell,” said James Brown-John of Leeds, the very first inside….

Among those in the queue that formed shortly before the doors opened, were John and Judith Willson of Manchester.

They had wanted to visit the Tower when they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in York six months ago….

Several visitors noticed that the roof deck that now covers most of the inner space is slightly higher than the roof walk, meaning that the 360 degree views of York that have always been a major attraction, are better than before…

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