Clifford's Tower, York, North Yorkshire
William the Conqueror built two castles in York following his defeat of King Harold at the battle of Hastings. One of these was Clifford's Tower. The tower has had a long and eventful history. Clifford's Tower was originally a wooden structure. The stone keep was constructed on the mound in 1245-65 to replace an earlier wooden structure. This photograph was taken on a clear spring day when yellow of the daffodils planted around the motte contrasts with the blue sky above.