York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England's earliest history. Regularly voted one of the most popular things to do in York, the Minster is not only an architecturally stunning building but is a place to discover the history of York over the centuries, its artifacts and treasures.
Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church
of England cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century
stained glass, stonework and elaborate tombs. A church has
stood in the footprints of York Minster since 627, and has been rebuilt
several times. The Gothic style of York Minster dates back to 1220.
The historic collections range from libraries and historic records to their prodigious artifacts collection. Whether still in use or kept as a treasure, the Artifacts Collection is a
rich time capsule of York Minster’s history. The objects have hundreds
of stories to tell through their use and history. They also hint at
the lives of the people who owned, used and often designed them. Visitors to York Minster will discover treasures, silver, textiles, furnishings, archaeological findings and monuments.
From the world's greatest treasures to the smallest curiosities, York
Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with
foundations rooted in the nation's earliest history. Explore a
masterpiece in stained glass and stone, its vast spaces alive with the
sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music. Visit York Minster on your vacation to England with Celtic Tours World Vacations