The Medieval city of York has gained notoriety for its beauty, and what better way to take it all in than from above? York Minster is said to be “one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals” and its central Medieval tower also happens to be the highest point in the city.
Visitors can climb its 275 steps to the top to take in the best views of the city. Be warned that the spiral staircases are incredibly narrow in some parts, but it’s so worth it.
Regardless of the incredible view, York Minster is well worth exploring, as it’s one of York’s top attractions. It’s beautifully kept and will no doubt impress you.
A Few Interesting Facts About York Minster
- The central tower collapsed in the 1400s due to poor foundations, and nearly did again in the 1970s. Don’t worry though, it’s undergone some major reinforcement since then!
- York Minster is one of the only cathedrals in the whole world to have its own police force.
- There have been 3 other previous Minsters on the site where York Minster is today.
Adult tickets for entry to York Minster are £10 and an additional £5 to go up the tower. I’d highly recommend it for your next trip to York.