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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. Plan your York Minster visit and explore what else you can see and do in York using our York driving holiday planning app .
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  • Spent 5 hours in there and it was just an amazing experience. Photo was allowed in there and I took nearly 500 photos. Go up the central tower as long as you are physically healthy because it absolute...  more »
  • I ave been to the minister previously and wished I hadn't gone in this time We couldn't see anything too much scaffolding both inside and out I do realise that its an old building and it has to go on ...  more »
  • This is one of the most awe inspiring places on the planet. I am biased towards York as it is where was born 56years ago and I think it's amazing. But I would definitely recommend you visit the Minste...  more »
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  • Such an amazing building. Full of interesting relics and history. It’s worth the walk up to the top to see the panoramic views of the city. Could spend a good few hours in there no problem. The sheer scale of the building is stunning. Takes your breath away.
  • Probably one of the finest cathedrals in the country. Very large and very beautiful. We have been several times as you get a year's free entry after you purchase your initial ticket. Highly recommended.
  • A great place to visit. Full of history and in the centre of York. Ghost tours start near by. The cathedral has a magnificent aisle and is beautiful building. You can get good views of it by walking around the city walls.
  • An awesome place! I'm a little over cathedrals I must admit, but there is something inspirational about this place. Perhaps it's just the age and amazing history of the place, which generates a certain feel both inside and outside the building. The tours are worthwhile. It is also a good place to just sit quietly for some time. If pressed, I would still say I prefer Durham, but York Minster is certainly impressive.
  • Great experience visiting York Minister again this summer 2018, plenty to do and see. A must visit is the old Roman site directly under the Minster amazing preservation fantastic information. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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