York Minster

York YO1 7JF

Rising majestically from its surrounding medieval streets, York Minster is the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, as well as being the seat of the Archbishop of York. The building’s creamy facade shelters a beautiful, wide nave and the largest collection of medieval stained glass in the world, including the famous, colourful rose window. Don't miss the undercroft, which houses the Norman remains of a previous church, over which the present-day Minster was constructed in the 13th century. It's an undeniably steep admission charge, but you do also get a free guided tour and a 275-step climb up the tower – right past the medieval gargoyles – for one of York's iconic views over the medieval lanes and rooftops. Other displays and exhibitions within the Minster shine a light on the amazing craftsmanship behind the stained glass and the long history of the building.

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