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York Minster, York

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web
York Minster is one of northern Europe's oldest, largest, and most magnificent cathedrals. Join a free tour that points out the building's renowned stained-glass windows, architectural details, and artifacts of its millennium-long existence. Wander through interactive galleries telling the cathedral's story. If you're in shape, climb 275 steps to the top of the 70 m (230 ft) tower. You'll pass medieval pinnacles and gothic gargoyles on your way, and earn sweeping panoramic views of the city and Yorkshire countryside as a reward for your effort. The cathedral also welcomes you to attend one of its regular services. To visit York Minster on your trip to York, use our York trip itinerary planner.
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  • The world-famous York Minster is at the centre of a ding-dong after its loyal team of bell-ringers were all given the chop. Some members of the 30-strong volunteer team responsible for ringing the Min...  read more »
  • Very disappointed was looking forward hearing the bells on Sunday morning bit told all the bell ringers had been sacked without notice. 
  • A wonderful place to visit. The Minster is peaceful, spiritual and a grand place to be within. Amazing with its grandeur and imposing grace. You do not need to be religious to enjoy the sense of calm ...  read more »
  • Absolutely overwhelming in scope and beauty. Well done educational tour in the Undecroft. Excellent guided stained glass tour. We saw The Mystery Plays on opening night and it was a performance to remember. Worth every penny and more. What a treasure you have in your churches - large and small! Cherish them.
  • Visit spoiled by extensive temporary modifications for the Mystery Plays. No discount for inconvenience. Tickets are valid for 12 months, but not much use if you live hundreds of miles away! Tour Guide was too slow. Might be interesting for some, but several people peeled off during the tour! Repairs to foundations and Undercroft museum was interesting.
  • A fantastic family day out! The kids enjoyed the free Explorer Backpacks, which allowed them to see the Minster in their own time. I would highly recommend a visit!
  • Marvelous Gothic and Medieval style cathedral. I've been here for so many times already and every time I visit this place I become more impressed. It's a must go!
  • A beautiful place of worship, but payment to enter a place of worship is not ok, it should have donation boxs as income and gifts instead of an entrance fee
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