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York Minster Cathedral, York

The Minster that we know today took about 250 years to build and is renowned as an artistic and architectural masterpiece. In this centre for Christian worship there is a wealth of history to be discovered.

You can visit the Octagonal Chapter house which was constructed between 1260 to 1286. Its walls contain some of the Minster's finest carvings, most dating from 1270 to 1280.

Underneath the Cathedral you can explore the Undercroft, Treasury and Crypt. Here you will find Roman, Norman and Viking remains and the jewels of the treasury.

If you can scale the 275 steps of the Tower you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the city’s ancient streets. On your way up, look out for medieval pinnacles and gargoyles.

Meals or light snacks are available in the café and gifts can be purchased in the shop

Opening Times

Open for sightseeing April to October
Mon – Sat 9am until 5pm
Sun 12noon until 3.45pm

November to March
open from 9:30am

No sightseeing on Good Friday and Easter Sunday or on Sundays before 12.00noon

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Ticket Prices

Entry into the Minster (optional free guided tour)
Adult: £6.00
Senior (60+)/student: £5.00
Child (16 and under): Free

Entry to the Undercroft, Treasury & Crypt
Adult: £4.00
Senior (60+)/student: £3.00
Child: £2.00

Entry to the Tower:
Adult: £4.00
Senior (60+)/student: £3.00
Child: £2.00

Do Everything Ticket:
Entry to the Minster, Undercroft, Treasury and Crypt and Tower
Adult: £9.50
Senior (60+)/student: £8.00
Child: £3.00

Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 01904 557216

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Location Map

Find out how to get to York Minster Cathedral with directions and maps from Google.
York Minster Visitors Department
St Williams College
College Street

Hotels & Accommodation

Park Inn York Park Inn York
North Street, York, YO1 6JF
Distance: 0.4 miles
York Minster Hotel York Minster Hotel
St Marys House, 60 Bootham, York, YO30 7BZ
Distance: 0.4 miles
Hilton York Hilton York
1 Tower Street, York, YO1 9WD
Distance: 0.4 miles

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