York Minster

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Deangate, York, United Kingdom
www.yorkminster.org - +44 (0) 1904 557200

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York Minster Nov 05, 2017
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, more commonly known as York Minster, is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, originally sitting within its own walled precinct, known as the Liberty of St Peter. The remains of the Basilica, the ceremonial centre of the Roman fortress, have been also been discovered beneath the building. The first Christian church on this site has been dated to around 627 with the first Archbishop of York being recognised by the Pope in 732. The stone Saxon church survived a Viking invasion in 866 but was ransacked by William the Conqueror's forces in 1069. William appointed his own Archbishop, Thomas, who by the end of the century had built a great Norman cathedral on the site. The present Gothic-style church was designed to be the greatest cathedral in the kingdom and was built over 250 years, between 1220 and 1472.

The cathedral is Grade I listed (June 1954).

The nearest Car Park (Bootham Row) is just an eight minute walk away (YO30 7BP) and has 100 spaces.

Email: info@yorkminster.org

September 2017
York Minster
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