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York Minster

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Address: Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 9390011
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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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A must visit Cathedral

If you have to miss something in York, make sure that it's NOT the Minster. Your entrance ticket is valid for a year and believe me when I say that you cannot see everything in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

If you have to miss something in York, make sure that it's NOT the Minster. Your entrance ticket is valid for a year and believe me when I say that you cannot see everything in one visit. We decided to join the hour long, free tour. A joy. A very interesting and informative guide. I would recommend it. We came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

We stepped in here, more or less, for shelter, since it was howling wind and hailing outside. The town was fairly busy as it was the week before Easter, but it really wasn't busy in The Minster. We decided to stay and take the tour, it was 10 pounds each for adults and the kiddos were free with a paid... More 

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

An exquisite building, part of which has been well restored. Of particular note at the moment is the restoration of one stained galss window; the panes can be seen at close quarters as a temporay exhibit. Thse will be returned to the main window later this year. Our guide, Roger (a volunteer) was very knowledgeable and good with a group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

In all the yeas I've been visiting York I'd never been in the Minster until we took visitors from Australia recently. I was amazed at how enormous it is. I'm not particularly religious but you don't need to be to appreciate how beautiful the building is. Some people may think it's expensive but it's well worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

It’s a must see if visiting York for the first time. I was around the weekend of the Viking festival & Feb mid-term, so it was very busy around, with lots of visitors. I didn’t book beforehand so when I arrived approx. 1 pm on Saturday the queue was probably around 45 mins long at an estimate. I returned early... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A very interesting cathedral with a long and fascinating history. We were recommended to attend evensong in order to hear the choir - even if you have no religious leanings it is well worth the experience. The only downside was that it was exceptionally cold in The Minster!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Minster over Palm Sunday - the building is absolutely breath-taking. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Your entrance fee goes towards the upkeep which must be tremendous. Free guided tour with interesting stories. Don't miss it.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

a miracle of architecture, the chapter room was amazing. Pay entry and the ticket lasts for a year. The underground exhibition was really fascinating.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Who made the decision to charge a compulsory admission fee? Have they not read and understood Matthew 21:12? There were other families also turning away because of the cost. The Minster looked almost empty. Unlike so many other abbeys and cathedrals I've visited where there was a suggested donation, and many, many more visitors. This is so incredibly sad. I... More 

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