York Minster, York
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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York Minster Reviews
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 »
Amazing. Fantastic. Humongous. These are the adjectives that you would search to describe York Minster. It has rich history of over 600 years and structural challenges it faced. They describe everything in absolute detail so you can very well understand it. Half a day well spent. We also got a glimpse of the prayer and took 275 steps on the tower challenge. You need to be fit to climb these stairs. Not for small kids and older people. Entry is charged at £11 per person and the tower challenge is additional £5. Got some fantastic pictures here. With a wide angle lens you can shoot some exquisite pictures inside.
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.
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