For us during our recent four day stay it was a good landmark. Once we found the Minster it was easy to retrace our steps back to our bed and breakfast accommodation. Be warned though we did get lost on our first day. We left the middle of York via an ancient gateway thinking it was the one we had entered by. It was not. Lesson learned. There is more than one historic entrance.
If you go to the Minster in time for the Sunday Service you are able to enter the service part of the church for free. Other than that charges apply. Hubby is not in favour of pay to enter churches believing it goes against the grain of Christianity. For me as I say I have visited many times before.
There is a on site shop but it is pricey. Outside the Minster there is a nice green area, shops, statues, a craft fair on a weekend and more. The Craft Fair is free on a Sunday. It is held in the historic building of St William's college close to the Minster. In the right weather the Minster park is a lovely picnic area. Nearby by bustling streets buzz but you can have some peace and quiet gathering your thoughts in the small park.
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Tags: York Minster, visiting York, Yorkshire, UK churches, UK tourism
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