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13 Oct 2018
“Lovely old buildings of St.Williams College”
12 Jan 2016
“st williams collage”
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Originally built for the Minster Chantry priests in 1465, the college buildings had served many functions, among them that of the Royal Mint and printing house for Charles I.
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5 College Street, York YO1 7JF, England
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

One of the atmospheric spots in York... lovely old buildings so typical to the old town, great place to take pictures of York Minster walls, and charming artisan shop, tiny tea room, and a little restaurant are right there... very pretty place and not crowded,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Used to go there with my nan for afternoon tea,great historic place !!lovely location in the centre of historic york.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

One of York's finest timber-framed buildings, dating back to 1465. It was built to house clergymen and was located close to the Minster so that the Archbishop could keep a watchful eye on their behaviour. It is one of the many haunted buildings in the...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

St Williams College is an old timber-framed building with a lot of history and character. It was built in 1465 for York Minster's chantry priests - about 24 of them who were paid for praying for the souls of their deceased benefactors. The building was...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Beautiful setting, great fair with some really unusual gifts. The college is amazing. Architecture is lovely.

Date of experience: November 2012
1  Thank Emma J
Reviewed 2 October 2012

What a fantastic venue! Attended conference at which our evening meal was held at St. Williams college. Believe it was founded in late 1400s and so building typical of that period. Setting really added to our night.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Louuby
Reviewed 19 May 2012

This long stretch of buildings is very nice to look at with the plaster/woodwork and is in front of York Minster and beside the Treasurers House

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed 17 July 2007

We stumbled on a craft fair that was being held one Sunday upstairs in St Williams College. The local crafts were great but the inside of this place is amazing. The timbers and paintings all make for a genuine old atmosphere. A real gem. I...More

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