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  • Address: Deangate
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12:30pm-5pm
  • Admission: Adult: £15; Seniors/Students £14; Child £5 (ages 8-16)


York Minster

Ranking high on the list of York’s top attractions, the magnificent York Minster is one of Europe’s finest cathedrals and the largest medieval cathedral in the UK. Although the earliest parts of the building are from the 12th century, the Minster’s roots date back much earlier, with the present day cathedral built on the site of a former Norman church and Roman fortress. A masterpiece of gothic architecture, the Minster is renowned for its stonework and exquisite stained glass windows, as well as its fine acoustics.

Today, the Minster is not only an important center of worship and a popular venue for classical music performances (including regular recitals by the celebrated Minster Choir), but is home to a number of tourist attractions. Visitors can climb the 275 steps to the top of the Central Tower, the highest point of York; head into the underground chambers, where interactive galleries and exhibits that chronicle the Minster’s long history; or discover some of the world’s most important medieval art on display in the Orb, a special presentation of John Thornton’s stained glass art. Finally, don’t forget to kiss your loved one beneath the cathedral's Great West Window – local legend dictates that couples who embrace beneath the windows’ heart emblem, known as 'The Heart of Yorkshire', will have a long and happy union.

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The York Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Enjoy free entry to 30 top York attractions with the York Pass, a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites that interest you most. Entrance ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days

From USD $56.27

City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

There is no better way to see York than on a double-decker City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus! See top York attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $19.25

York Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Discover York’s sinister side on this 1-hour ghost bus tour, led by a hellishly hilarious guide. Visit some of city’s spookiest sights and learn about the ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.21

5-Day Tour from Edinburgh: York, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Hadrian's Wall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Discover some of northern England’s most picturesque regions on this 5-day excursion from Edinburgh. With an expert driver-guide, enjoy a scenic journey along ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $679.67

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