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Address: Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, England
Phone Number: 01904 557201
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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 see

It was bigger than I expected. It was really beautiful. The tower is worth the additional few £. It is very unique and makes York unforgivable.

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was bigger than I expected. It was really beautiful. The tower is worth the additional few £. It is very unique and makes York unforgivable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I know all the arguments for not paying to see inside a church etc but when you see the exhibition on how the Minister was falling down you see where the money goes. I don't think it is too expensive and the ticket (excluding tower trip) lasts for 12 months. We really enjoyed it and you could spend plenty of... More 

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Croston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner visited here this weekend, the Minster is very impressive from the outside and I'm sure from the inside too. However we were put off once we were inside by the fixed price of £10 per person. I understand places like this rely on donations to help with maintenance etc but on this occasion we thought £20... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 275 steps up to the top of York Minster were worth it -- and most of us weren't actually out of breath when we got up there. However, the spiral stairs are narrow and very polished -- coming down was actually kind of scary. The health notices and signs that they make you read before you buy your tickets... More 

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Thank DiscerningTravelGal
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Minster is amazing all on its own, with a great map provided with your ticket that includes a few highlights. We opted for the free tour and were blown away. Margaret was a treat and blew us away with her humour and love of the church. The tour went beyond the highlights and gave a unique look at the... More 

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Thank Italichan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Magnificent and peaceful cathedral with beautiful stained Windows. Have explorative packs which entertained our 5 and 3 year old for the duration of the visit.

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Thank Sana U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is absolutely discussing that they charge £10 per person to enter gods house. I personally refused and entered anyway as they have no legal right to charge you anything to enter the place of worship. On the other hand the building is beautiful and truly breath-taking. Please do visit the amazing place but DO NOT PAY £10 TO ENTER.... More 

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Thank Harry B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

York Minster is a must! Stunning stained glass, the Minster is steeped in history, take the guided tour so that you don't miss anything, there was a Viking exhibition downstairs when I was there, lovely little shop with nicer than usual gifts.

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Thank winnieport
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip to York is not complete without a trip to the architectural delight which is The Minster. Couldn't linger as long as we would have liked but got a tantalising flavour and will return for a more in depth tour of this wonderous building. Was bemused by the little pink caravan positioned directly outside the Minster in the grounds,... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visted York Minster last year. Paid for a tour guide and was well worth it. She was very informative about the Minster. We learnt a lot and what an amazing building. We would definitely recommend it for a day out.

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