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Address: 70 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 613451
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Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a...

Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a small, secluded, leafy churchyard, with the Minster towering behind, tucked away behind Goodramgate - one of York's busiest shopping streets. To visit, you pass through an 18th-century archway tacked on to buildings that served as artisans' workshops in the 14th century. The church itself is full of character. The floors and arcades are charmingly uneven. Light filters through the windows, illuminating honey-coloured stone. The east window especially has marvellous stained glass that was donated in the early 1470s by the Reverend John Walker, rector of the church. On sunny days, transient gems of coloured light are scattered on the walls, and various Medieval faces stare out from the windows.

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Great little church

A wonderful little church hidden away behind city centre shops. This church has not extensive restoration and still retains box pews and wonderful oak panelling. It is supposed to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful little church hidden away behind city centre shops. This church has not extensive restoration and still retains box pews and wonderful oak panelling. It is supposed to be one of Alan Bennett's favourite churches and mine!

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Leicester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

York is not a cheap city. You can haemorrhage cash by the minute and finding somewhere that costs nothing to visit is like looking for hidden treasure (so please leave a small donation!). Holy Trinity is a lovely small old church with box pews that has had no Victorian "improvements" so is well worth seeing. There is electricity connected to... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you enter the church grounds off Goodramgate you feel as though you have stepped back in time with the backs of the old houses providing the boundary of the quaint church grounds. The church itself simply oozes history and the first site of the 17th century box pews and the higgledy-pigledy stone floors make a huge instant impression. There's... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this Church whilst walking around York centre shopping streets. It originally dates back to 1082, they think. It's small has 17th century Box pews, a 15th century Font, and lovely 15th century stained glass windows and more. Only small so wont take an age to look round but it was worth finding.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is quirky and small, and offers not only insight into the lives of the old parishioners, but a break from the hustle and bustle of York.

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Thank iCatYork
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't realised how ignorant I was about such thingd. A real eye opener to me. A very interesting guide told us all about them. Thanks.

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1 Thank windysider
Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is an absolute gem. Such a surprise to find it completely by chance. We had never seen any pew boxes before and to hear the history of the church from the knowledgeable guide was a real highlight of our trip. A must do for visitors.

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Thank Claire S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small church with a unique and authentic atmosphere. The staff were on hand to tell us about its history and use. Very enjoyable visit. Few churches have such unusual features and prayer benches we were very impressed that these had been restored.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was tucked away off the street so easily missed.. Brilliant stain glass. Only small but still as originally built with no heating or electricity.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint little gem hidden where most of the tourists walk straight past. Use one of the benches in the grave yard to have a peaceful coffee.

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