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York Minster

York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind in NorthernEurope alongside Cologne Cathedral. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is the cathedral for the Diocese of York; it is run by a dean and chapter under the Dean of York. The formal title of York Minster is The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York. The title “Minster” is attributed to churches established in the Anglo Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title.Services in the minster are sometimes regarded as on the High Church or Anglo-Catholic end of the Anglican continuum.

The minster has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, a Perpendicular Gothic choir and east end andEarly English north and south transepts. The nave contains the West Window, constructed in 1338, and over the Lady Chapel in the east end is the Great East Window, (finished in 1408), the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. In the north transept is the Five Sisters Window, each lancet being over 16 metres (52 ft) high. The south transept contains a famous rose window.

Opening Times

FOR SIGHTSEEING
Weekdays & Saturdays:
First admission 9:00am. Last Admission at 4.30pm

Sundays:
First admission 12.45pm. Last Admission at 3.00pm

UNDERCROFT
All tickets include entry to the Undercroft – York Minster’s interactive museum. Available access is as follows:

Weekdays & Saturdays:
10.00am -4.15pm
Sundays:
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Minster Shop Opening Hours

The shop is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.00pm and on a Sunday 12.30pm – 5.00pm.

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