Detailed review by carolburns
Blackpool, United Kingdom
I lived in York for many years and always remember visiting York Minster when I was allowed into the town centre to spend my pocket money. I would spend many hours walking around taking in all the details I could. There are so many sights to see that I couldn't possibly give every detail in this review. Here are a few of my favourite places inside this beautiful Gothic style building
The St William Window
This a beautiful window near the north transept showing the life and work of St William. It has 100 stained glass panels with fantastic colours. The light shining through them is a sight to see.
Here you will find skeletons of buildings that were on the site of the Minster before it was built. These date back to Roman times when the Romans used York, then called Eboracum, as their headquarters for the North
You can actually climb to the top of one of the Towers. There are 365 steps from bottom to top and the stairs are narrow and only just allow two people to pass on thier way up or down. The views from the top of the tower are superb. You can see for miles.
The Minster is situated in the centre of York and no one can say that they could not find it. Wherever you are stood in the town centre you can see the towers. As you drive into York on the main by pass (B1237) you can see the Minster.
It is easily accesible by foot but now York has been made into a pedestrian zone, cars have to be parked outside of the City walls.
Entrance is now 5.00 per person with concessions for children and old age pensioners.
If you ever visit the North of England you have to visit this beautiful building. You have not seen Yorkshire until you do
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