Clifford's Tower in York is the keep of the old York Castle. It has a very long history and has been used for a variety of things, including a debtors prison. It is now owned by English Heritage and is one of Yorkshire's most popular tourist attractions, mainly for the stunning views of York it affords.
My two older girls (aged 8 and 5) went for the St George's Day celebrations with their Grandma. She is an English Heritage pass holder which means not only does she get in free, but she can take up to six children with her too. Sorted.
They looked at a model of how the castle used to be.
And then they borrowed some things from the gift shop to recreate the tale of St George and the dragon. The things you can get away with when you go out with grandparents!
All in all, they had a great day out, and I got to catch up on some of my own work. Win!
Info - There is limited parking at the Tower (pay and display) but it gets very full. You are better off parking in one of the nearby public car parks and walking over.
Tickets are £4.20 for adults with concessions, or free with an English Heritage pass. It is open from 10am with different closing times depending on the year.
Top tip - there are no toilets on site (damn those Norman invaders and their lack of planning), so go before you go.
You can get more information from the English Heritage website.
Written by Joanne Brady