Located in the heart of the city, the Minster is one of the highlights of any trips to York. As with many historical buildings, large bags are not permitted and arrangements can be made to assist those with mobility issues. Follow these steps for a stress-free visit.
The Minster is a 10-minute walk from York's railway station which connects the city to many UK destinations. St Leonard’s Place is the closest bus stop and many of the major routes stop there so that passengers can alight for the Minster. Leeds Bradford and Manchester are the closest airports for international visitors.
For security purposes, bag searches are in operation at the Minster. Large bags and suitcases are not permitted inside and should be left at one of the left luggage facilities across the city.
The Minster has a number of amenities to assist those who have mobility issues or disabilities. These include a loop assist system for those who are hard of hearing. You can also contact the team in advance to arrange a fully assisted guided tour of the Minster.
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York is just one of the city's many attractions to visit when you're in this historic gem of a destination.
The city is surrounded by the remains of the Roman Walls which can still be walked on for significant sections. Along the way, there are several gatehouses, also known as bars, which provided access to the city and served as defensive outlooks.
This award-winning museum tells the story of the British railways and the impact which they have had on society. It is home to a fantastic display of trains from around the world with numerous exhibits and interactive sections details their fascinating history.
Founded by the York Archaeological Trust in 1984, the Jorvik Centre is a life-size replica of a Viking village where you can experience what life was really like for these early settlers. Visitors can enjoy a hands-on experience of working in the village and even dine on a traditional Viking-style buffet in the grand hall.