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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
$15.99 per adult
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Never laughed at someone being hanged before!!!
The host lady was incredible. The best hour and half of the weekend in York. Entertaining and informative a real must do for all.
Lee_B, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in York

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Unmissable experience
Kate_M, Aug 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Brilliant entertaining bus ride which was funny and a bit spooky. Beautifully restored bus and charismatic staff made the experience memorable. It was a great way to see the city and included both driven and walking tour of the city. We will definitely be back! If you’re in York you need to book this!
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Ghostly night
Alejandro_R, Aug 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
I liked our tour guide Phil. I am Mexican so I did have a bit of trouble understanding his Yorkshire accent but I guess that’s on me. About an 80% I was able to understand and he was funny and put a lot of effort on his performance. Also the bus, the music, the setting. I really liked everything :).
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A great experience for...
Ethan_G, Aug 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
A great experience for our grandchildren - lots of fun and laughs. We loved the ‘special effects’…..!!
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Spooky bus tour
Peter_O, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
WELCOME!!!! was shouted at every stop on the walking part. ( excellent informative) it was funny, and a bit scary at the same time. Brilliant bus too. Extremely enjoyable experience
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Fun, informative and a bit spooky
Chris_S, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Earl E Graves was really informative and funny. The bus was really well fitted out. Overall myself and the Mrs had a really great time. Shame some of the audience didn’t seem to want to get involved.
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Nothing in particular, it...
Corinne_N, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Nothing in particular, it was just a good bus trip. Tour guide was good and funny, his stories were good.
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Spooky to the best
Shilpa_d, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Fill graves the narrator is amazing and made the whole trip funny yet spooky. The bus has a touch of old era which gives the whole spooky vibes to a different level altogether. A must do tour in york.
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Excellent fun for families or friendships groups
Kathryn_L, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
The tour guide was enthusiastic and funny which made the tour fun. Took us to areas of York we wouldn’t have visited on foot.
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A haunting experience.
Laura_L, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
The bus guide Robin Graves was so in character from start to finish.He made the trip with interesting anecdotes, off the cuff comments and historical facts.Great to see parts of York we wouldn't have noticed or known about.
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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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Brilliant
Kim_C, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
It was brilliant, a really great experience , i throughly recommend it. Booking was easy, the guide was excellent
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Good clean fun
Linda_T, Jul 2022
Ghost Bus Tour of York
Brilliant story telling good knowledge of the history and location s of ghosts , well prepared and presented and funny
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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
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