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 .
Tours to York Minster
5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $643
Duration: 5 days
Private Ghost Tour of York BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
Duration: 2 hours
The Ghost Bus Tours - York BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $21
Duration: 1 hour
York Minster Reviews
Yes it’s very big and well worth visiting with lots of religious artefacts and sculptures to see. Sometimes it’s nice just to take a seat and sit awhile to enjoy the peace within. Don’t forget to look... more »
It costs £12 to visit and it is well worth it. If you are in York in the evening, see if you can visit during evensong. Now that is an experience. more »
Beautiful building, incredible atmosphere. Bit pricey if you're a tourist. Lovely gardens to take a picnic. Walk the City Walls to get more great views of the building and explore the tiny streets round the back of the Minster.
I went to York Minster last month August with my son who is currently living in Leeds. It was a fantastic place to see breathtaking. Would love to go back. The guide Sandra was very good. I thoroughly recommend it
Places to stay near York Minster
Plan your trip to York
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Hidden gems in York
Side trips from York
View all >
View all >
Nearby attractions in York
Plans to York Minster by other users
9 days in York & London BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Manchester BY A USER FROM QATAR December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Yorkshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium