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“Rainy day visit.”
Review of York Minster

York Minster
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
Ranked #4 of 204 things to do in York
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Owner description: Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century stained glass, stonework and elaborate tombs.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Rainy day visit.”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The cost of £10 could put you off. Children go in free. The ticket once bought is valid for a year. Friendly staff, guided walks, crypt, underground exhibit (stayed in ages), orb with eye to eye finished glazed stained glass windows amazing. WOW of a building.

Visited October 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Too much to take in”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Start in the undercroft, which gives an excellent multi media presentation of the history of York and the Minster, interactive stuff for the kids too. Take a free guided tour, you get to see and understand so much more. Attend Evensong, it's a piece of theatre that's full of C of E history. You will be overawed by the scale of the place

Visited October 2013
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Minster is an awesome place, and so beautiful. Our older son's graduation was there several years ago, and it was thhe perfect place. York is beautiful anyway, one of my favourite cities, and the Minsterr is just one very good reason to visit.

Visited May 2013
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Feed your spiritural needs at York Minster Tea at Mulberry Hall.”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

I've been going to York Minster for over 50 years I visited first before the fire destroyed the Rose Window and after it had been restored to its glorious best.

I like to visit for Choral Evensong which usually takes place at 5.15pm Tues to Staturday tele 01904.557200 for comfirmation. the chorister voices are sublime.

York Minster Nights are taking place on the 30th/31st October,& 1st& 2nd November, 2013. for info go to the York Minster. Website.

When I have fullfilled my spiritual needs on a normal daily visit, I usually
go to Mulberry House The Finest Bone China Shop in the UK, buy an item of either Moorcroft or Daum and proceed to the Mulberry Hall Coffee
Shop, there is nothing better than drinking the finest coffee or tea from
a fine bone china cup. The teas and cakes are mouthwatering good.

Visited March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Spectacular Minster”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place is HUGE! It was impossible for us to take a photo of the entire minster, it was just too big. We attended the evensong while we were there but didn't manage to go back for a tour of the place. That was a slight disappointed as even though we got to see the inside, there was just so much to know and learn about the place.

Visited September 2013
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