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“Fascinating hidden spot”

Holy Trinity Church
Ranked #11 of 200 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Bath, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fascinating hidden spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were taken in here by a guide, so would probably have missed it. A lovely, very atmospheric building tucked in behind shops. Worth searching out. Well done to The Churches Preservation Trust.

Visited November 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Unmissable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Beautiful 11century church tucked away down a narrow alley way. Must go and spend a few moments in there, really memorable.

Visited November 2013
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York
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41 reviews
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“Atmospheric”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

I have been living in York for over 16 years and didn't know this little church existed. We stumbled upon it by accident when we saw the owls outside. I has very unusual pews that i'd never seen before. We visited on a very warm day but inside the church it was really cold to the point you could see your on breath. I have no idea if it's haunted but it certainly felt like it.

Visited October 2013
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Haven of peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Beautiful peaceful little hidden church in the medieval centre of York. Free brass rubbing for the kids and some beautiful medieval stained glass. Free entry too.

Visited October 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A historical gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

This church is absolutely astounding. After visiting the Minister, it's well worth visiting to make the comparison. It's tiny, and crammed so there is no feeling of space. The sombreness of the wood, the pews, the sloping floors, and the simplicity make it a historical gem. It's like walking back into the past.

Very helpful volunteers are there to give information and answer any questions.

Visited November 2013
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