Monarchs past form Jubilee trail at Clifford's Tower, York

Saturday 2 – Sunday 10 June 2012

As the nation celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, visitors to Clifford’s Tower in York will be joined by a host of former monarchs – or, at least, mini models of former monarchs – as the site hosts its Royal Trail, from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 June!

Young visitors wishing to participate in the trail will receive a trail sheet as they enter Clifford’s Tower, and will then have to look for all the model kings and queens hidden around the courtyard and wall walk. Only when they have found all of the model regents will they be able to swap their sheets for a certificate of merit!

“Clifford’s Tower was built as the crowning glory of York’s Royal castle, and played an important role, not only as a fantastic lookout point over the city beyond the castle walls, but also as the place where weapons and treasure would have been stored, so in many ways, it is York’s equivalent of the Tower of London,” says event manager, Jon Hogan. “Indeed, its colourful history has seen it used as a prison for nobles who had fallen out of grace with the King, and as a display of strength from which traitors would be hung – it got its name from Roger de Clifford whose body was left to rot hanging from the walls!”

The Royal Trail runs daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm at Clifford’s Tower. Admission prices are £4.00 for adults, £3.60 for concessions, £2.40 for children and just £10.40 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children), or free for English Heritage members.

For more details, please call 01904 646940 or visit


For further media information, please contact:

Jay Commins – PRO English Heritage (Yorkshire)

Tel: 0113 251 5698

Mob: 07810 546567