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The Chapter House

Minster Yard | Deangate, York YO1 7HH, England
+44 1904 624426
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The chapter house is a part of York Mi stet. A simply stunning room. The fact roof is incredible... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Cookster_11
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Excellent guided tour up inside the roof available

Guided tours are available on three mornings a week, booking is advisable before making a special... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
marymary27
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Located within the York Minster, this 13th-century, octagonal Chapter House features unique roof vaulting: despite the building's huge size, there is no central pillar or other visible means to support the roof.
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Minster Yard | Deangate, York YO1 7HH, England
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The chapter house is a part of York Mi stet. A simply stunning room. The fact roof is incredible and an early example of the architecture used. Don't miss it if you are visiting. You can just sit and enjoy the peace.

Thank Cookster_11
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Guided tours are available on three mornings a week, booking is advisable before making a special trip. The price is quite high (£20), but includes a year’s pass to the Minster. I really enjoyed the tour. There was a small group so all could hear...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This large unique Chapter House is possibly my favourite part of the Minster. Don't miss it and take a moment to look carefully at the wood carvings the incredible windows and amazing ceiling

Thank 70ish
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is part of York Minster accessible from the inside. It has an amazing ceiling that is probably relatively unique and very photogenic

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Wonderful, not much I can say more, we took the Yorkminster tour and this was the icing on the cake, I'd recomend the tour rather than walking about yourself.

Thank Geo B
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

A superb example of Gothic architecture with fabulous stained glass windows and marvelous vaulted ceiling. The walls also contain some fine carvings from mouse, cats and dogs to jesters. A beautiful place to spend some time in peace.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The Behind the Scenes Tour of the Chapter House Roof and Mason's Loft was fantastic!! Definitely worth the £10. They only offer a few tours a week and only allow 10 people per tour so plan ahead. It will bring the magic of the York...More

Thank Cindy A
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Awe enspiring historic splendour - you can feel the frock coats and dusted wigs that trod your steps hundreds of year previous. Beauty and serenity in all it's magnificent splendour.

Thank Jamesina123
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

You enter the chapter house as part of the minster. Before you go in there is a model showing it's intricate and very clever construction. There is also an exhibition about the stained glass restoration. It's another simply stunningly beautiful piece of architecture in a...More

Thank ElleBee14
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Not much to add really to other people's reviews. Stunning, breathtaking, beautiful. A must see when visiting the Minster.

Thank Craig H
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