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Address: Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, England
Phone Number: 01904 557201
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England cathedral...
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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Grand scale on the outside, not much to set it aside on the inside

Visited 23 March 2015 York Minter is a large cathedral in the centre of York and its easy to get to from anywhere in the town using the signposts that are all around (its huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Visited 23 March 2015 York Minter is a large cathedral in the centre of York and its easy to get to from anywhere in the town using the signposts that are all around (its huge, but you can’t see it unless your nearby because of the height and layout of the buildings). Entry fee is £10 per adult or £15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Can't understand why this isn't the top attraction in York! It is a breathtaking cathedral and the glass is amazing. I have no issue with them charging admission it must cost a fortune to maintain. We were fortunate to see some of the glass up close as the main window was under repair. A nice solution to the problem that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I feel very uncomfortable when cathedrals charge entry fees. A donation system would be better. Yes, I realise that it costs money for the upkeep but people may just want to pop in and pray or think or look around. I did not pay but went back and attended a service, for free, and then had a look round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fabulous! We did the climb of 272 steps to the top of the Minster!! I actually dropped out three quarters up! Not happy with heights,, But hubby went to the top photos are brilliant!, do not miss the opportunity to go and see it....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although this building is simply stunning the price for entrance was too steep for me. Having been before I guess I had already seen it so didn't have to again but I went in to light a few candles as I had done in previous years. I decided against paying to enter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Minister is extraordinary; the stained glass alone is worth a visit. lots of restoration work going on. Find the Jesse tree window to see the lineage of Jesus. This is a rarity in this country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Minster is just stunning. Beautiful inside and out and just majestic. Definitely take a look at the crypt as well as take the walk up the tower. View is great. A little pricey to gain entrance, but preservation of such an amazing place costs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

More to do than I imagined there would be inside - some good interactive stuff for the kids. It's just jaw dropping looking at the stained glass windows and the architecture. Even get to explore the crypt. Great access to such a historic building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Fairly reasonable fee - make sure you join one of the free tours they offer every 30 min. Tons of history and the tour guides are open, knowledgable, and funny. Much better than Westminster Abbey and the museum in the crypt below is really worth seeing. Allow about 2.5 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visited today, bit busy but on a Saturday, to be expected., went up the tower, what a place to go, great views after a long climb up many stairs. It's a must if you visit York.

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