York Minster

Architectural Grandeur:
The architectural marvel of York Minster is a true feast for the eyes. The minster is a sublime blend of different architectural styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, and Perpendicular Gothic. Its most striking feature is the Great East Window, the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world, showcasing intricate and vibrant designs. The meticulously carved stone screen, known as the “Great Screen,” further adds to the minster’s splendor.

Towering Heights and Impressive Dimensions:
York Minster’s imposing presence is immediately felt upon approaching its towering facade. The central tower, known as the “Great Central Tower,” soars to a height of 72 meters (235 feet) and provides breathtaking views of the city from its top. The minster’s sheer size is equally awe-inspiring, as it spans an impressive length of 158 meters (518 feet) and covers an area of around 5,000 square meters (54,000 square feet).

Spiritual Significance:
As a place of worship, York Minster holds immense spiritual importance for both locals and visitors. It serves as the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office in the Church of England. The minster hosts regular services, including daily prayers and weekly choral performances, creating an atmosphere of reverence and tranquility. The beautiful sound of the York Minster Choir reverberating through its vast interior is a truly uplifting experience.

Cultural and Artistic Treasures:
Beyond its architectural splendor, York Minster houses an array of cultural and artistic treasures. Its awe-inspiring collection of medieval stained glass windows is renowned worldwide for its beauty and historical significance. Visitors can also admire intricate stone carvings, ornate altars, and ancient artifacts within the minster’s walls. The Undercroft, a medieval crypt turned exhibition space, offers a glimpse into the minster’s rich heritage through interactive displays.

Community and Outreach:
York Minster plays an active role in the local community, extending its influence beyond its religious significance. The minster engages in various outreach programs, organizing community events, educational initiatives, and supporting charitable causes. It strives to foster a sense of inclusivity and cultural enrichment, making it an integral part of the vibrant city of York.

This attraction is just a 10 minute walk from B+B York. Stay in one of our bedrooms and indulge in complimentary breakfast before exploring York Minster.


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