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York Minster, York

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#1 of 314 in Historic Sites in Yorkshire
Must see · Architectural Building · Church
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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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  • Whenever we visit York we always visit the minster. Every visit is different and we always walk away amazed and thankful for such an amazing place. 
    Whenever we visit York we always visit the minster. Every visit is different and we always walk away amazed and thankful for such an amazing place.  more »
  • Such a lovely place to visit. The place looks amazing,m we only saw it from the outside but the architecture was great. 
    Such a lovely place to visit. The place looks amazing,m we only saw it from the outside but the architecture was great.  more »
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  • An absolutely amazing experience. Incredible staff. Area is kept incredibly well. Walking throughout the structure feels surreal. Regardless of your religious background, you will find this visit to be incredibly rewarding. One can easily spend an entire day here. But even 90 minutes will provide a wealth of views. Ornate architecture and some of the best stained glass in the world. The size of the interior is overwhelming.
  • Stunning to see. We were lucky that our group was permitted to tour York Minster alone, while the choir was warming up for a BBC special. They sounded heavenly and it really set the scene for our group as our guide gave us a wonderful tour. York is very walkable, with plenty of stores and cafes. Take time to walk the city walls near the Minster, as there are some awesome views of the Minster. Clifford's Tower is also within walking distance and worth a visit.

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