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York Minster

Deangate, York YO1 7HH, England
0844 9390011
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Ranked #10 of 132 attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century stained glass, stonework and... more » 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. « less
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

it really gets my goat this is the most wonderful of places spiritual and historic To pay to go to a house of worship to me is just wrong

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The outside of this huge cathedral is astoundingly beautiful. We were going to go inside but they were charging fourteen pounds each for seniors so we didnt. I had a quick look over the boundary tape and from a quick glance, think Chester cathedral with its intricately tiled floor and choir stalls looked better and they asked for a donation... More

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Wales
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The minster looked lovely from the outside and had a nice gift shop, sadly we're not rich enough to afford to go in which was a shame. I've never known any church to 'charge' to go in, donations yes, but not a set fee.

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new jersey
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must see! The beauty of the inside is amazing. My husband took the tour to the top of the tour, which takes about 20 minutes, and is scheduled. Look at the stained glass, ceiling and floor!! All is so beautiful!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The first thing that strikes you on approaching the Minster is the detail of the masonry around the whole building, it is rather spectacular and makes you consider the work that must have gone into it over the centuries. Entrance cost is two tiered, either just for the interior or for interior and tower, we chose the later for the... More

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Cornersville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must see and don't miss the Roman finds below the cathedral. It is still a working church and it is wonderful to see.

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Portland, Oregon
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Be sure you spend a bit of time sitting outside the Minster to listen to the bells and learning that they are unique in all of England. We had a guided tour the first time we visited and wanted to go back a second time to just wander around since the tickets give you entrance for several months, but never... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved attending the evensong service with the all boys choir. Very moving service. It was a free service & you got a quick view of the rest of the building inside. We enjoyed sitting outside & listening to the bells ring & walking around the outside of the building.

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A very interesting place with options to pay to explore the three or so areas individually or pay a one of large sum to view everything. At one time I am sure you could go up the stairs to the high areas on your own but now it looks as though you have to wait for a guide at certain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our trip here was amazing. The architecture is breath-taking before you even get inside. I must have taken over 100 photos in all, there are so many amazing stone carvings etc inside. You can now go up the tower too, however we didn't feel that energetic as it is over 250 steps...but you apparently get the most amazing views. Well... More

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