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York Minster, York

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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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  • August 21, 2017
    A York Pass is a must to see some of the attractions in York and with an admission fee included with the pass it was well worth it. I gather it cost the Minster £130,000 to stay open and with so many ...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Beautiful place surrounded by lots of interesting cobbled streets with quaint shops and much history. Entrance fee £10 for Adults, £9 for concessions.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    This is a beautiful church and based on what we read seems to be very involved in the community. The stained glass and architecture are wonderful. A lot of great history as well. As an active church I...  more »
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  • York Minster is a beautiful place to visit There is a sense of calm around it even when there are lots of people there. Obviously this is a building steeped in history. My boyfriend is an architectural stone mason by trade so naturally felt very at home here Well worth a visit
  • I love visiting cathedrals, and the York Minster was beautiful to visit. The stained glass and outer and inner architecture is stunning, my favourite bits are the 'imperfections'. Really calm and peaceful inside.
  • Main tourist attraction in York and tallest building in town. The cathedral is impressive from the outside with clean walls and aggressive style. The outside garden is small but nice to walk around. The enter to the cathedral you need to pay £10 which doesn't include the tower. To go to the tower you'll pay £5 more. You cannot go to the tower without paying the main ticket. So going to the tower is always £15. The views from the top are kind of boring tho.
  • Absolutely beautiful church! Walk around gawking at all of the stained glass windows and the hundreds of years old monuments and you forget that this is an active church.... until a service starts. Highly recommend paying the extra 5 pounds to climb the tower. Be ready for 300 spiral stairs though. The view at the top is worth it.
  • Absolutely incredible! You can't visit york without seeing this place. Amazing architecture, will take your breath away once you walk inside.

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Despite York’s relatively small size, accommodations come in a variety of styles. You can choose from privately owned townhouses, low-cost hotels, luxurious international chains, and quiet B&Bs and guesthouses. For that ultimate urban experience, consider staying in the historical city center. This part of town is packed with options for every taste and budget, all close to York’s main attractions, as well as its main transportation systems. Just a short walk from the city center, family-run guesthouses in quiet neighborhoods offer cozy rooms and modern amenities at a fraction of the cost of the big hotel chains. Alternatively, the surrounding countryside is filled with charming private homes eager to welcome guests.
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