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The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
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The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
From GBP38.00
 
The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
From GBP38.00

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YORK MINSTER - YORK'S ICONIC LANDMARK

The second largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe (largest is Cologne Cathedral) is York's most Iconic Landmark. YORK MINSTER was built over a span of 250 years. The present building was begun in...
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LoriPori
Sep 26, 2008

York Minster - A heart-warming tale

It's sad when people from other countries set up tips, if locals were able to do it the tip would probably have been spelt Minster instead of Minister. What a difference one letter can make.By the...
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iandsmith
Dec 27, 2005

A Massive Cathedral

York Minster is one of the most impressive cathedrals I've seen in Europe, it overwhelms the town of York. It's difficult to take a picture of all the Minster because it is so large and because the...
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Goner
Apr 04, 2011

See the 5 Sisters

The Five Sisters Window dominated the north transept. It’s glazed with a glass called “grisaille” and is the largest type to survive in the whole world. It was completed in 1250 before the glass was...
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Goner
Apr 08, 2004

York Minster - Many Layers Of History

The construction of York Minster as it appears today began in 1220 and continued for over 250 years but this is hardly the whole story. The history of the cathedral really begins with Constantine The...
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tpal
Mar 25, 2005

The Nave

York Minster has the widest Gothic nave in England. It was built in 1291 and the builders were concerned about the weight of the stone vaulting and spanned the space with wood which gave it such a...
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Goner
Apr 09, 2004

York Minster

The size of York Minister and its architecture are striking. It's over 500 feet wide and has a central tower almost 200 feet high. While you are looking around the Minster bear in mind it took over...
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Drever
Mar 06, 2014

The Undercroft

This is the part of the Minster we didn't see due to the "Barristers & Clergy procession". Here is where you will see the artifacts found during the excavation under the Minster. "They say that...
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Goner
Apr 11, 2004

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Cathedral in England. It is a wonderful gothic building which dominates the City. It was built over the military headquarters of the Roman Garrison. It started...
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Myfanwe
Jul 15, 2010

York Minster

This magnificent cathedral dominates York with its lofty spires and its bells that ring out loud, long and clear. I was unable to get more than a quick glimpse of its interior and famous stained...
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uglyscot
Jun 20, 2011

York Minster

One of the finest Gothic Cathedrals on the planet this is the number one destination for any visitor to York. The cost of maintaining the Minster in the 21st centaury means that an entrance fee is now...
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Orbital_
Mar 07, 2004

York Minster-climbing the Tower

The first time I climbed the Tower you could get a separate ticket just for the Tower and skip the admission to the Minster, not so anymore, now you can visit the Minster or buy a ticket for the...
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Dabs
Jul 05, 2015
 
 
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Things to Do Near Minster

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St William's College

St Williams College is a beautiful half-timbered building located close to the Minster. It was shown to me during our VT meeting and I thought it strikingly beautiful at once, especially when the sun...
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Yorkshire Wheel - CLOSED

I rode on a similar attraction in Manchester and my friend wanted to ride on the Wheel of York. So Ruth kindly treated me for a ride and we were given great views of York down below including the York...
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Holy Trinity Goodramgate - Church

Holy Trinity church is tucked away between Goodramgate and Deangate and, quite frankly, it is extremely easy to miss. Do try not to miss it if you have any interest in history: it really is an ancient...
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Monk Bar - Richard III Experience

The bars are the gates in York's city walls. Micklegate is probably the most famous, but Monk Bar is the biggest and most ornate of them all. It's a formidable structure - look closely and you'll see...
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St. Michael le Belfrey Church

Churches have occupied this site since the 8th Century and the current building since the 16th Century. The Belfry is designed in a Tudor gothic style influenced with renaissance touches. The bell...
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Roman Column

Opposite the Statue of Constantine there stands a Roman column which was found during excavations in 1969. It was once one of some 36 columns that formed a part of the Roman Great Hall that once stood...
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Getting to Minster

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Deangate, York YO1 7HH

Hours

  • Sunday 12:30 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:30
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:30
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:30
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:30
  • Saturday 09:00 to 17:30

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