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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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  • 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 »
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  • 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
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