Visit York Minster Cathedral

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. Since the 7th century, the Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England and today remains a thriving church rooted in the daily offering of worship and prayer. The Minster was built for the glory of God. Every aspect of this ancient building – from the exquisite, handcrafted stone through to the unrivalled collection of medieval stained glass – tells the story of Jesus Christ. York Minster is now open for sightseeing, so see for yourself what has attracted people from across the globe for more than 1000 years.

What are the views like from the cathedral?

York Minster’s Central Tower is the highest point in York and offers unbeatable, panoramic views of the entire city. Also, see the medieval stonework and gothic grotesques as you climb the 275 steps to the top!

Discover a masterpiece in stained glass and stone. Explore one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. Experience the vast spaces and breath-taking medieval architecture. Discover their Roman roots and learn about the Minster’s role in Viking York. Discover York Minster’s hidden spaces normally closed to public access and hear untold stories from the cathedral’s past. Take a journey with one of the expert tour guides to learn more about how parts of the Minster were built and the people who made it happen.

  • Adult – £12.00
  • Student – £9.00
  • Child (0 to 16 years) – £0.00


  • Monday – 9:30 to 16:30
  • Tuesday – 9:30 to 16:30
  • Wednesday – 9:30 to 16:30
  • Thursday – 9:30 to 16:30
  • Friday – 9:30 to 16:30
  • Saturday – 9:30 to 16:30
  • Sunday – 12:45 to 15:15

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