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Remnants of the Roman Empire

The Roman Column located in the Minster Yard right across from the Constantine the Great statue. It... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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An old Structure

The Roman Column is an old structure full of history. It is nice to see any structures pertaining... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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.
Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

great bit of history next to York minster. the Romans built this and it is still standing! wonderful architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I feel so sorry for this piece of history, it was overshadowed by the Minster. It could do with a big sign saying 'Here I am', if you blinked you would miss it. Everyone is standing in front of it to get a good photo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

The Roman Column located in the Minster Yard right across from the Constantine the Great statue. It is remarkably preserved and serves as another reminder of York’s rich Roman history.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

While acknowledging the history behind this column Yourk is so full of wonderful historic buildings that a simple column does kind of fade into insignificance but, if visiting the Minster you may as well have a look at it

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The Roman Column is a powerful reminder of the influence that Rome had not just on York but Great Britain and large swathes of the world. The column is in a prime location near the wonderful Minster and the fascinating statue of Constantine sitting contemplativly....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This is located near the Minster and the Constantine statue. It looks lost as though no one knows what to do with it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

The column was part of the Fortress of the Roman Sixth Army and discovered where it had originally fallen during an excavation inside the Minster in 1969. It’s now in a courtyard next to the Minster and opposite a statue to Constantine The Great. So...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in historic Roman sights, this should be on your hit list. Be prepared for a short stop. Great for students.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

The Roman Column is an old structure full of history. It is nice to see any structures pertaining to the history of that area. If one is interested in history, you can take time to see it.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is clearly a genuine Roman column which stands in glorious isolation close to the Minster Once you've seen it, there isn't much else to say about it. It's certainly not worth making a special effort to see it, unless, of course, you are a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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