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Church of St. Michael le Belfrey

Church of England | Deangate, York, England
44-1904-631026
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Ranked #21 of 133 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this historic church stands majestically alongside York Minster.
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A lovely li'l church nicely tucked at the side of York's Gothic Minster. The staff are nice and welcoming. It was really nice and cosy inside. Beautifully painted windows and beautiful architecture! Li'l gargoyles on the outside are nice to look at. Splendid little church that does a "Welcome Lunch". "Never Give Up" groups, which I think is really lovely... More

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went in here as we didn't want to pay the £15 a head entry for York minster given our children's ages & level of appreciation of old churches. The building is very interesting but what was lovely was the way they encouraged us to bring in the children - telling them they didn't need to whisper. They give them... More

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205 reviews 205 reviews
60 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The front steps of St. Michael's la Belfrey is a great place to gather and get your perspective of York. You'll never miss the giant Minster next door, but this historic church can't be missed, either.

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Trinidad
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289 reviews 289 reviews
95 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

St Michael-Le-Belfrey, the local community parish church, is located on High Petergate, just next to the majestic York Minster. Whilst the Minster certainly dominates, surprisingly the Belfry holds its own with its unique architecture featuring among other aspects a beautiful bell tower at the front. It stands in the Minster's shadow but the way it sits on the lot makes... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Anglican Church in the wonderful city of York, situated directly next to the Minster in the heart of the city, the church is famous for being the place where Guy Fawkes was christened in 1570. Popped into the church while in York and found it extremely interesting. Unlike the Minster it is free to look round and is full of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
227 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The two female volunteers of the church greeted me warmly as I entered this church. They were giving out a handout that tells the brief history of the church which started as a chapel for the York Minster. In addition to giving out the handouts, both ladies answered my questions related to this church: hours of operations/services, their members, etc.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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303 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I had to see where Guy Fawkes was baptised, this church is near the York Minister and has similar architecture, definitely worth the visit.

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Wonderful church so much history. I love looking at older buildings in York. Nothing quite so old in Halifax Nova Scotia that I know of at least.

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162 reviews 162 reviews
100 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Often overlooked its neighbour, the minster, this is a lovely little church with similar architecture. Quiet, peaceful church, nice windows but less grand than minster.

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College Station, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

St. Michael's reminds us of Old North Church in Boston with its wooden boxes for worshipers. It features a lively, energetic community of worshipers who want to spread their message in the 21st century. Don't be fooled by its 18th century decor--this is a place to be inspired today.

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