Holy Trinity Church, York

4.7
Despite its unimposing exterior appearance, Holy Trinity Church boasts a rich history dating back to the 11th century. Benedictine monks from Normandy established a priory on this spot in 1089, replacing with their own structure an older Saxon church. The current building dates mostly from the 15th century and stands in a secluded churchyard near one of York's busy shopping streets. To reach the atmospheric old church, pass through an 18th-century archway that once housed local artisans' workshops. Once inside, take a close look at the eastern windows, which feature exquisite stained-glass from the 1470s. A visit to Holy Trinity Church represents just the start of the adventure when you use our York trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • We were recommended to visit the church by local people we met in a restaurant and it was certainly worthwhile. The church is a very tranquil place despite being in the middle of a bustling city. The ...  more »
  • Pretty little church that I ate my lunch at (outside there are benches and grass). Nice old wood in the church, some stained glass. Nice.  more »
  • A true local church with old style wooden pews in family squares which date back to the 15th century. The building shows it has lived, there are numerous repairs, which just add to the history of the ...  more »
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  • A very lovely little church - one of the most touching I have ever seen. The interior is fantastic. It is like you enter a place of several decades ago. There is also a bench made of wood with carvings going back to the vikings. The people there are very friendly and even lit the candles for me during my visit to take more athmospherical pictures. I can really recommend the place. It belongs to my best memories of York.
  • Lovely church rather oddly set out inside worth having a look around just for it's quirkyness very difficult to find especially now the yearly viking market is held here the directions to it really should be a lot better
  • An old church just to the side of Goodramgate through a small gateway. Go past the Ann Lister Blue Plaque then along a path to the church, enter just to the left of the old bell. Once inside you will see how the Boxed Pews (rented for a year) are arranged after the reformation so that the worshipers did not have to face the altar. To the right is the Chancel Chapel where returning Crusaders would have private masses which were coordinated with the main Mass through the Hagioscope. Also see the Piscina for washing Eucharistic vessels. Well worth a visit to see and listen to the knowledgeable staff.
  • A real find, ancient church tucked away in a side street. Beautiful calm atmosphere.
  • Great old church with box pews and candle power
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