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“A quiet bench for lunch”

Holy Trinity Church
Ranked #12 of 206 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
Colorado Springs, CO
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“A quiet bench for lunch”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Hidden down one of the snickleways off the Shambles, this 13th century church is set in a small, grassed churchyard and surrounded on all sides by a variety of rear walls for houses and stores. There are trees, and comfortable benches just perfect for sitting with a sandwich or a book. The church is still consecrated, but only holds three services a year. The inside is a fascinating mix of old stone and 18th century box pews - totally unheated, but that's a nice break in summer. Drop a few coins in the collection box, they are trying hard to keep the church open as a church rather than making it into a museum.

Visited December 2012
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“A fascinating and peaceful place”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Recommended to us on our ghost walk, we were not disappointed. We have never seen box pews before and the guide was very helpful in explaining the history of how they came about. They were setting up for a service the next day and you could tell how much love went into the care of the church. A highlight of our time in York.

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“Atmospheric”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I stumbled across the church when the sun was setting. The only light inside was from candles making it really atmospheric. The box pews were fascinating.

Visited December 2012
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Planet Zorb
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“A little gem!!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

A little gem amongst The Starbucks, The Cafe Nerros!!! You get very bored with the choices and the prices.Lovely family atmosphere.
Excellent food served with a smile - value for money

Visited December 2012
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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“Holy Trinty Goodramgate”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is one of my favourite places to visit in York. It is a haven of peace in a bustling city. It is a 13th Century Church wit rare box pews and needs as much money as people can spare for its upkeep. The volunteers are fantastic giving up their time( my daughter is one of them). Please visit if you go to York as you will not be disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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