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York Minster

Address: Deangate, York YO1 7HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 9390011
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$57*
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The York Pass
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Ranked #9 of 116 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century stained glass, stonework and elaborate tombs.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

It was very peaceful and made you think about being in a holy place. I thought there would be more of a Xmas atmostphere and nativity areas. I visited on 22nd December. It is truly a superb Cathedral well woth a visit.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

There were 11 of us who went to the Minster for a Christmas Eve Service. We had to hold seats until they all arrived and the Usher was most helpful. The Service was inspiring with the Archbishop and the Lord Mayor reading the Lessons, and the church bells ringing out afterwards.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Always a beautiful and inspiring place, the 9 lessons & carols service is usually (in my opinion) better than carols from Kings. Beautiful music as always....Christmas really starts when you attend this service. Worth noting that although the evening service we attended on Monday 22 December starts at 7pm, the service is repeated in its entirety on Christmas Eve at... More 

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Fab, just go and experience it.. so wonderful..must admit didn't do tower as heights not my thing. But the rest of the Minster is so fantastic and the history is unbelievable

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Went here Xmas day service it was absolutely wonderful very busy service huge turnout would highly recommend

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We have known the Minster all our lives. Only when we had visited many other cathedrals across Europe did we fully appreciate that York has one of the greatest Cathedrals. We'd find ourselves saying things like, "It's lovely, but not as good as York.". This year we decided to attend the Nine Lessons and Carols at 4pm on Christmas Eve.... More 

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La Chapelle Montbrandeix
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This is too much to absorb in a brief visit. Christian or non believer alike the sheer majesty and effort put in to building this Minster has to be marveled at from the nave to the Chapter House it boggles the mind. In the basement there one can see the origins of the building, be informed by three short and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Pretty much *the* York attraction: a breathtaking structure that fills its visitors with awe and wonder. Take your time when you visit: the space is verg moving.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

When I went to the minster in Dec 2014 it was great, the architecture and the layout was amazing. The only thing that slightly let it down was the tour. The tour guide was very informative and attentive however it sort of dragged on a bit. However and amazing attraction.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

amazing friendly welcoming staff, gorgeous fabulous building! as i am a york resident i get this attraction free... carol services are really good here! definitely worth a visit for sure!

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