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Address: Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-621756
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Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant...

Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant from an old Roman fortress, which serves as a reminder that a huge Roman hall (or Principia) once occupied the site where the Minster now stands.

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Most other places, this would be considered a fascinating feature, but in York history-lovers are very much spoiled for choice, and this is situated right next to the Minster... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most other places, this would be considered a fascinating feature, but in York history-lovers are very much spoiled for choice, and this is situated right next to the Minster. Well worth a look.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

In a week when the remains of a large Roman Villa were unearthed in the gardens of a private house, it was interesting to come across this column erected close to the Minster where it was discovered in 1969 under the South Transept. It had lain there undiscovered, presumably for centuries, a relic of the period when the City was... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Weird this gets its own listing. this is a column outside York minster that with a plaque to how it was found in pieces and reassembled. Interesting to stumble upon but not necessarily worth searching out.

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

There are not many city's in the world you can walk down and suddenly see a relic of the roman past standing so bold and timeless, easily accessible and a favourite with tourists for pictures this is worth a visit as you pass the minster

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Thank Thornheart
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

You can completely experience the Roman column just by looking at the photos here on Trip Advisor. It's literally just a stone column standing outside the Minster. I'm not sure why people are giving this the same five-star rating you'd give to huge amazing attractions like the London museums.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

As interesting as it is, it is just a column. The story behind it is intriguing and it is well set in the Minster courtyard. Worth a look, but it won't occupy your time for long.

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Thank tombillinge
Darlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The Roman column stands opposite the main entrance to York Minster and - given the beauty of the Minster - it's easy to miss this landmark. It's certainly worth a quick read of the plaque which gives the history of the column and a couple of photos.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's really impressive historic Roman Column. A few steps from the iconic York Minster. This column was found laying on its side, in pieces and originally formed part of the basilica of a Roman fortress. It is believed that it would have been where Constantine was declared Emperor in AD 306.

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's an old Roman column (perhaps). It's not even in the original place. Stop to read the plaque if you're walking past, but it's just a column

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

On the way there, meaning if you are on your way to somewhere else this is interesting, but don't make a special trip going there.

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