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York Minster

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Address: Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, England
Phone Number: 01904 557201
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Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Amazing place. Full of history. Love it Loved the kids backpacks, keeps them interested for longer There is so much to learn here, very helpful to take the free guided tours

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Moffat, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We decided we'd like to see York Minster, I went there many years ago when it was free to get in, and you could leave a donation if you wished. Now they charge £10.00 to get in! Its a place of worship and they charge £10.00 to get in! Now I know that the up-keep of such a building must... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral, Shame that again in this country we're continually being ripped off ! Yet like sheep we go back for more! Entrance fee just to walk round was £20 for the two of us, we walked in then straight out! Wake up Britain don't accept keep getting ripped off!!!!

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. Full of history. Love it Loved the kids backpacks, keeps them interested for longer There is so much to learn here, very helpful to take the free guided tours

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited York Minster recently. It costs £10 each to get in and an additional £5 each to climb the tower. The building is absolutely beautiful inside and the architecture is magnificent. However I feel the prices are too high especially for the tower. I would not recommend climbing the tower to anyone who is unfit. Or... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

breathtaking inside , so many things to see , so much history to read up on , take your time to look around , I think you can also sit and listen to one of the sermons , and also if you wish light a candle in memory of someone .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We joined the 10am guided tour. The guide took us at a gentle place, giving really good information that we probably wouldn't have known if we had just wandered round on our own. Her info on the windows was fascinating. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

York Minster is a wonderful old church with displays inside showing how they are restoring the glass and brick work. We attended evening song which was interesting and something I hadn't participated in before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Minster is quite simply the highlight of York. The masonry and glass workmanship maintained throughout the building's many additions and restorations is astounding. The stories that are depicted in the stained glass windows are clear and well constructed and the huge, high, open elegantly decorated roof structures forces you to look upward everywhere you go. This place will take... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A must, steeped with history. You get to know so much about the past. Beautiful must bring your camera.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

From the moment I walked through the entrance I loosened my belt knowing my trousers were about to be pulled down over the price. £10 admission fee? With and extra £5 to climb the tower. Daylight robbery. The woman on the front desk even had a mask on the theft was that blatant!! So the highwayman who served us suggested... More 

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