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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Magnificent building!! You could spend a good few hours wondering around inside , you have to pay to go up the tower and down into the catacombs but you'll see the foundations and more , the stairway up to the tower is very narrow you can see for miles on a clear day. Plus you can see the masons cutting the replacement stones in there work area , the entrance fee lasts a year so you can enter again for free , winner, winner Loved it 💪👍
This is a truly awe inspiring monument inside & out. The view from the top should provide a great view(over 270 steps). Unfortunately when we were there the weather was very poor and wouldn't provide great views.
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