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Holy Trinity Church, York

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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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  • One of the joys of this church is how hidden it is. Accessible from 2 snickleways, it has a small churchyard, perfect for a quiet lunch, and then a lovely church itself with nice features from a... 
    One of the joys of this church is how hidden it is. Accessible from 2 snickleways, it has a small churchyard, perfect for a quiet lunch, and then a lovely church itself with nice features from a...  more »
  • Tucked away behind Goodramgate (accessible via a gate on this road, or through the narrow alleyway next to Poundland), this little church is well worth a stop. Friendly volunteers are on-hand to... 
    Tucked away behind Goodramgate (accessible via a gate on this road, or through the narrow alleyway next to Poundland), this little church is well worth a stop. Friendly volunteers are on-hand to...  more »
  • As so many others have probably said, this is a hidden gem, tucked away in a busy area but with a real air of separation and peacefulness. Whenever we visit York we go to as many churches as we can.....  more
    As so many others have probably said, this is a hidden gem, tucked away in a busy area but with a real air of separation and peacefulness. Whenever we visit York we go to as many churches as we can.....  more »
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  • Well worth a visit. A little time capsule! It helps that the ladies inside were so lovely and welcoming! They answered any questions and offered lots of history about the church itself. Its hidden in the middle of a street so it's very easy to miss.
  • Visited to see the Anne Lister plaque and take a look at the boxed pews. They had a lovely local artist in there selling some of their work, my partner bought a carved wooden gargoyle. Such a welcoming place and beautiful inside too. A nice garden area surrounding the church too.
  • This church is adjacent to the York Minister, look for archway tacked onto the building now an artisan workshop/studio. The east window stained glass dates back to 1470. You will also see a blue plague where Ann Lister took her sacrament with Ann Walker right here in this church.
  • Hidden gem in York. Lovely church
  • 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.

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