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York Minster

Deangate, York YO1 7HH, England
0844 9390011
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Ranked #12 of 133 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Well worth waiting and going round with a guide you learn so much more than just walking round on your own.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I joined a tour when I came here and it was an hour long but it was very good, not boring one little bit. They had choirs in on the day I was there in preparation for the Tour De France race that was happening shortly afterwards so we had music in the background as we went around exploring. The... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The York Minster is a beautiful old church, and the windows are amazing. The church has more intact medieval glass in the stained windows than all the other medieval windows of all the other English churches added together. These big beautiful windows were saved from German bombing by the people of York who removed all the windows and stored them... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderful breeze and the bells chiming in the wind was how York Minster said goodbye to us. I'll never forget it. Absolutely do not miss the tour of the Undercroft. AMAZING!

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you like Cathedrals then you will like the Minster. We went on one of the tours which was very interesting. They have a museum underneath now which tells all about the Romans being there. Lots of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My parents and I visited yesterday. We ended up on a guided tour and I cringed when we were told it was an hour long as I expected to be bored. How wrong I was! There is so much to take in here it was a feast for the eyes. Our tour guide Erica was brilliant and brought the minster... More

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing atmosphere, was lucky enough to visit at Christmas time last year and managed to get a ticket for the advent concert, which was simply amazing! very well looked after minster and the staff are all very friendly and know the facts and history very well.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Last time I visited here it was free entry, but, I don't mind paying, well worth the money to enjoy this beautiful cathedral. The atmosphere is calm and serene the architecture is stunning, there are candles around the cathedral that you can light for loved ones that have passed over and are no longer with us with is a comfort.... More

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Southport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had a trip to The Minster in mind well before we even got to York and it didn't disappoint. You can spend hours in there if it's your thing and I bet midnight mass would be excellent if visiting over Christmas. One very important point, do not choose to go up the tower lightly! Once you've started walking up... More

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Sandbach, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Gothic architecture of this building is breathtaking. As you stand outside it, reflect on the fact that it took 250 years to build and It has survived 3 fires... amazing. The chapter house has many sculptured heads above the canopies, representing some of the finest Gothic sculpture in the country. There are human heads, no two alike, and some... More

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