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York Minster

Address: Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 9390011
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Ranked #6 of 214 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & 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, Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & 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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bishops stortford
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this amazing church with our four children and it is well worth the effort. It is a beautiful church with lots to see and admire. You can climb the tower too if you are feeling energetic

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building with many areas to stop and look but to charge £10 for entry feels steep to see a "church".

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You need to allow plenty of time to do the Minster justice. We spent over two hours there and really only scratched the surface. The admission ticket cost £10 or £15 if you want to climb the tower and the ticket is valid for a year. We took the guided tour which was about an hour, and whilst informative, it... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A feel of pride and tranquillity when you enter this beautiful old cathedral it's steeped in history.well worth a visit .

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I've visited York on many occasions but this was my first visit to the Minster. The entrance fee of £10 is a bit pricey but no more than other attractions in York. Not sure it's really worth the entry fee, there are many other churches and cathedrals that you can visit for free, although I do acknowledge that many now... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

At £10p/p it's very pricey for what it is. Half was shut off for a while for choir practice. The large stained glass window was boarded up and covered by a black sheet so was unseeable (basically - main attraction not there). Orb is utterly rubbish. Some interesting artefacts downstairs. The building itself is impressive but that's viewable from outside... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Four of us went along to evensong this evening and it was so beautiful, relaxing and atmospheric. I don't understand reviewers complaining about paying to go in as how do they think the Minster is able to operate? There is no charge for attending the evensong service but I happily put money into the collection to help the upkeep of... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you love great buildings, great churches and great history, you'll be happy. And if you'd like to know more about how the building was constructed, and is currently being restored and maintained, you'll be happy. My visit was sadly cut short by a fire alarm and I had to leave, but the stonemason's exhibition is well worth a visit... More 

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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very interesting minster if you like that sort of thing. Very old but the history of the place says it all. Shame it had scaffolding up which spoilt photos but can't be helped. Lots to see inside.

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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

An absolute must do when in York. I have been visiting the Minster for nearly 50 years and it never fails to fill me with awe .I'm not religious but just what people are prepared to commit to over hundreds of years to the glory of their god is truly amazing. Just fabulous engineering and architecture

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