The remarkable York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in all of Northern Europe, and one of the world's most beautiful Gothic...
Undercroft, Treasury & Crypt
A set of stairs in the south transept of York Minster leads down to the architecturally outstanding undercroft, treasury and crypt. The...
Choir, Chapter House & Nave
Entrance to the minster is via the south transept, which was badly damaged by fire in 1984, but has now been fully restored. The...
Ye Olde Starre
Licenced since 1644, this is York's oldest pub – a warren of small rooms and a small beer garden, with a half-dozen real ales on tap. It...
Betty's younger sister is more demure and less crowded, but just as good.
At the heart of York's cathedral is the massive tower, which is well worth climbing for the unparalleled views of York. You'll have to tackle a fairly claustrophobic climb of 275 steps and, most probably, a queue of people with cameras in hand.
Access to the tower is near the entrance in the south transept, dominated by the exquisite Rose Window , commemorating the union of the royal houses of Lancaster and York through the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, which ended the Wars of the Roses and began the Tudor dynasty.