Tuesday, 10 December 2019

On top of York Minster

York's gothic cathedral is the most famous, and visible, of the city's buildings thanks to its vast size and three towers. While the current building dates back to the thirteenth century, the central tower is a relative youngster, built in the fifteenth. Climbing the tower offers a new perspective on the minster as well as the city below.

There are 275 steps, so the views are well-earned!

One of the highlights comes halfway through the climb to the tower top, walking along a narrow exterior walkway at roof level. It's a rare opportunity to be eye-level with buttresses and grotesques. 

And of course, I couldn't resist some vintage signs!

You need an entrance ticket to the Minster; the tower tour is an extra £5, and well worth it - but make sure you read the health and safety advice before attempting the climb!


Anonymous said...

Nice Post ��.

Alan Burkitt-Gray said...

Was last up there c1965, on a school trip from Doncaster Grammar School. Been in the Minster lots of times, but not up the towers.