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stunning ruins

A visit to Howden minster was truly inspiring. Beautiful architecture, soaring towers and the most... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Spiritual oasis in centre of Market Town

A splendid combination of ruin and functioning church. A little off the beaten track compared to... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
David H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited while a huge group of schoolchildren and helpers were having some sort of musical event so I felt I was intruding and didn’t stay long. There were bottles of water, clothing and other items placed on ancient monuments and the place looked unloved and...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Howden minster was truly inspiring. Beautiful architecture, soaring towers and the most beautiful bells I have heard in a long time. A sedentary walk through the ruins evoke memories of time gone by. Beautifully kept area of outstanding beauty and all on...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

A splendid combination of ruin and functioning church. A little off the beaten track compared to those minsters / cathedrals which are also popular tourist attractions, so I had this impressive historical and spiritual building all to myself. There is much of interest to see,...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We were attracted to this church because its impressive tower can be clearly seen from the nearby motorway. It is a wonderful building, partially ruinous, but what remains is absolutely full of interest. This church was real joy to visit.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Half ruins. Set in the centre of Howden. Well kept. Parking alongside. The church was locked on our visit.

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Minster, both ruins and actual church, are charming to visit. It is the centre of a really pleasant and interesting old town centre.

Thank GooleTown
Reviewed 3 January 2018

You will hear the bells chime all around Howden, but the Minster is beautiful inside and out and looks really great in the sun. There is a nice park to picnic in just behind the Minster and appreciate the architecture from a distance. If you...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 30 November 2017

One of the largest churches in Yorkshire it just smells of history .the ruins add to the mystery ,a great photo option.the minster is just a magnificent building with the windows just Devine .there is a charming charm about the whole area surrounding the building...More

Thank peter f
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The ruins are attached to the new Minster, the ruins are of the chancel and chapter house, you can only view them, you can't go in.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Visited Howden on a weekend away and came across this beautiful old Minster. The ruins are still amazing and full of character. The stained glass windows inside the church are beautiful and the graveyard surrounding it is very peaceful.

Thank sue w
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