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York Minster

Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, England
+44 1904 557201
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, England
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"stained glass"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The York Minster is a huge and beautiful in very corner with tons of detail. Amazing architecture and history of the city of York

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Reviewed today

We paid an extra £5 on top of the entrance fee so we could climb the tower for the view. It costs £10 to enter the Minster. It's a stunning cathedral. During our visit the chancel was closed at one point due to a funeral...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful and inspiring church. Arrive about 4:30 and attend the beautiful evensong service.

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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing York Minster , it architecture is stunning, the admission price was acceptable, because we pay for local cathedral. We spent a couple of hours exploring the building and taking it all in. We listened to the vicar who was saying prayers. I took...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Recent visit with a group of french. We had a wonderfully interesting visit from a french speaking volunteer which brought the history of the Minster to life. Amazing cathedral - an absolute must on any visit to York.

Thank Kath W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must if in York, the sheer history and architecture is amazing, it’s worth the £ 10 entrance fee, as it does fund the conservation of the place. If you’re able you must pay the extra £5 for the ticket to climb the approx 270...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing Minister, happy to pay the entrance fee to see it restored as it is, although it is a little pricey. Going up the tower wasn’t exactly a tour - like what we thought we were going to get!! It’s literally up to the top...More

Thank Matty K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you visit on a Sunday it is free ! Found that out by accident. Beautiful Cathedral, wish I could have taken a few photos to capture the beauty.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What amazing place. Spend an hour here on a school residential trip and were fortunate to have a guide. The facts and stories really made the visit. If you get the chance find a guided tour. However, even just the building itself and the stained...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

£10 to enter a place of worship, sorry you should be asking for donations. We left at that point as I would have happily donated a sum of money but having to pay to get into a place of worship is wrong although if you...More

Thank Ron W
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We did a self guided tour with no guide or time restrictions. My husband and son took the roof top tour and it was filled over an hour out. Go early if you don’t have the ability to wait. They seemed to run every 45 minutes... More
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