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York Minster
York Minster

York Minster

Deangate, York, YO1 7HH

The Basics

Explore independently or join a free tour that covers the 800-year history of the cathedral and its stained glass art. General admission tickets include entry to the cathedral, the Undercroft Museum, and a tour. Alternatively, opt for a Minster and Tower combo pass, which allows you to climb the central tower for unrivalled city views; tower trips depart every 45 minutes throughout the day and can only be booked on the day.

Behind-the-scenes tours that offer access to off-limits areas such as the Chapter House and Mason’s Loft are also available for an additional fee. For a wider introduction to York’s history, visit the cathedral as part of a ghost or sightseeing tour—itineraries typically cover other major York and Yorkshire sights such as Clifford’s Tower, the Shambles, and Rievaulx Abbey. Plus, some York passes include free entry to the cathedral.

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The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year
The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year
$16.21 per adult
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Mad alice: crazily topnotch orator and entertainer
Mad alice had set the bar high in this fascinating and hilariously entertaining albeit informative walking tour experience of York. .I just love how much involvement she gives the participants in the tour. .definitely recommend. .❤️❤️❤️
reyna_m, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in York

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Kristoffer_H, May 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
How energetic the guide was. Very knowledgable. Enjoyed the stories of ghost that have been reported.
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Good fun
Alison_H, Apr 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Brilliant conductor - very entertaining Earl E Grave 😂, kids also enjoyed it, not too spooky for them
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Great fun
Emma_B, Apr 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
This was so much fun! Not that scary but the stories were great and the hosts made things interactive which was a lot of fun.
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The tour guide Earl E...
Dave_C, Apr 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
The tour guide Earl E Graves was a very competent host who made everyone feel at ease with his wit and made the whole experience worthwhile
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Bus Ghost Tour York
Stuart_M, Apr 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Great experience and performance from start to finish. With great stories a long the way. Very entertaining and well worth every penny. We loved it.
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Great way to see the sights with laughs
Victoria_C, Apr 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Brilliant ghost bus tour, we really enjoyed it. The tour guide was so funny! We giggled and laughed all the way through. Recommend.
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Ghost bus tour
Angela_M, Apr 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
We really enjoyed the ghost bus tour of York with Robin Graves and Bob the driver. Thank you guys, highly recommend
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Great experience
Fernando_P, Mar 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Loved the guide guy. Funny and knowledgable . Really enjoyed the tour. Nice experience. Nice visual and sound effects
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Great tour with Emily
Fabienne_H, Dec 2020
York Walking Tour including York Minster
Amazing tour with Emily. The tour was very interesting and informative. Emily was a wonderful guide, extremely friendly, kind and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about York. I was lucky enough to be the only person on the tour, so it was very personalised. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Lauren_J, Mar 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
It was all great fun ! Earl E Graves was excellent and made the tour excellent he had a great personality and the tour wouldn’t be as good without him as a host !
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Ace experience well worth doing
Derek_C, Mar 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
The whole experience was very enjoyable bob is very handy at fixing the The bus and earl e graves was a very entertaining and energetic host
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Informative Tour
John B, Sep 2019
York Walking Tour including York Minster
Our tour guide, Caroline, was very knowledgeable regarding the history of York and the best places to visit on this short walking tour. She also gave us great recommendations for places to visit on our own after the tour and good places to eat.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • York Minster is celebrated for the grandeur of its Gothic architecture, making it a must for history buffs, art lovers, and architecture fans.

  • The climb up the central tower is via a narrow, spiral, and uneven staircase; its only suitable for fit, healthy travelers from age 8 and upward.

  • The climb is not suitable for travelers with a fear of heights or claustrophobia.

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How to Get There

York Minster is set within the medieval walls of York’s historic town center, and is easily reached on foot from other popular attractions such as Barley Hall or the Shambles. Walking from York train station takes less than 15 minutes.

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When to Get There

York Minster is busiest on weekends and most peaceful on midweek mornings. Tours run hourly between 10am-3pm Monday-Saturday, while the stained-glass tour runs at 1.30pm on weekdays; both are included with general admission.

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Attend a Service at York Minster

If you want to spend time in prayer or contemplation, and experience the cathedral as a worshiper, you can attend a service here. Services are held daily, and evensong—normally performed by the York Minster Choir and occasionally by visiting choirs— is especially atmospheric. Service times are listed in advance on the cathedral website.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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