York Minster

York Minster
York, North Yorkshire

Average time spent – 1-2 hours.

Things to do at York Minster review

York Minster is a cathedral in the heart of York and it is one of the largest, of its kind, in Europe. They have dated the first church on this site back to 627 AD. It was rebuilt for many different reasons throughout the years.

There is a vast amount of stained glass windows. Some have been recently cleaned and restored. The main thing about our visit was that I was not expecting to spend quite as long in there as we did so it was well worth the entrance fee.

My favourite part of the cathedral is most certainly the chapter house. The walls themselves support the roof. It’s an amazing design. The Cathedral is still a prominent place of worship. There are some pretty impressive graves within the cathedral. There is a lot to see. There’s displays, interactive displays and a lower down level to explore. Plus the tower, if you pay extra and the recently opened undercroft..

The undercroft is the only accredited museum, belonging to a cathedral, in the country and it opened in 2013. It was a lot better than I was expecting it to be. It’s fascinating reading all about the cathedrals past. Starting back at how it was used during the time of the Romans right through until modern day. You can even see the remains of the Roman barracks through glass panels in the floors. There are many interactive displays, most of which are aimed at children.

You can borrow explorer packs for the kids and for an extra cost you can walk up the tower.

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Important Information York Minster

Eating – There is no cafe at the Cathedral. A cafe would make a wonderful addition.

Facilities in brief – Large minster with plenty to look at including displays and interactive displays. Undercroft with more interactive displays, tower you can climb and explorer packs for kids.

Entry price – *Mid-range.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adult Minster and tower ticket is £15, minster only £10, children 18 and under are free with a paying adult (up to 4 children per adult). Other pricing options are available. Once purchased your ticket is then valid for 12 months and you can return as much as you wish.

OpeningYork Minster is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Information on accessibility

Address: Deangate, York YO1 7HH, North Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01904 557200

Category – Landmark – Indoors – suitable for all ages.

York Minster
York Minster with kids
York Minster

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2 comments

  1. I haven’t visited York Minster since I was a child, and it looks as though they’ve done a lot to make it more of an interactive, family-friendly experience. Your shots are beautiful. I love this post. It would be perfect for my #CulturedKids linky, live the first Friday of every month. I’d be thrilled if you wanted to link up!

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