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The Roman Column

Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
44-1904-621756
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Ranked #71 of 133 Attractions in York
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Owner description: Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant from an old Roman fortress, which serves as a reminder that a huge Roman... more » Owner description: Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant from an old Roman fortress, which serves as a reminder that a huge Roman hall (or Principia) once occupied the site where the Minster now stands. « less
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Almost walked past. Bigger than I remember, oddly. There is an expectation that anything you are likely to see in York of any age at all, will have been treated with reverence and lovingly restored or sited in a place of prominence. Perhaps like me you are guilty of thinking it happens automatically. What the column says to me it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Always interesting to see some Roman architecture still intact. Close to the Minster and Shambles so worth a detour.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Due to its height, the Roman Column located at the right side of the York Minster is very noticeable. It was represented to be one of columns of the Roman Building located at the very spot where the Minster is situated right now. That Roman Building must have been a big one if it has this large column. As I... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A recovered Roman column which has been strategically placed, ideal for a quick look and a photo opportunity before going inside York Minster

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Its a Roman Column outside York Minster.Good photo point too ,not much to review as its a stone column but worth a look and take a photo as a back drop interesting for the kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Nice little piece of roman history right next to York Minster.Well worth a look to get a feel of the past of this great city.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Pretty cool to see an actual Roman column in the middle of the path outside the Minster, hard to believe it is a few thousand years old! Worth a quick look as you walk to the Minster.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Not much to see, but why not since your'e there anyway? It is interesting. Read the plaque. Amazing to find such a well-preserved Roman artifact.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Originally part of the Roman HQ (which is now under the Minster) the column is worth a quick look. Gives an idea of the scale of the massive Roman building.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Interesting and very well preserved. The column stands proud against the backdrop of The York Minster. Makes for a good Photo op!

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