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.
Tours & Tickets
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
Escape busy London on a 5-day small-group tour to North Wales and the heart of England! Visit Stratford-upon-Avon to trace the footsteps of William ... Read more
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days (approx.)