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Great views, If you are a fan of stairs, this is for you.

The focus of the york skyline is York Minster, so why not climb it and see york from a different... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Halstead, United Kingdom
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Worth the extra £5

As mentioned in the title it is an additional £5 to climb the Minster tower. Groups are allowed up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommended but £5 per person is a bit much. Also, if you are "getting on" a bit, like me, you may want to think carefully whether you do the tower climb. It is 275 steps and there are no resting places on the way...More

Thank kenc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view but not much else for the princely sum of 6 funds per adult. Unless you have a York pass I would give it a miss

Thank Scrumpy7255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So you get in to the Minster after paying for 2 adults £22 ( wrong price advertised ) you get to pay an additional £5 each so £10 to walk to the tower to see the views I would expect it to be included but...More

Thank Standone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The focus of the york skyline is York Minster, so why not climb it and see york from a different perspective. The ticket for the Minster and tower climb was £16 for adults. With 275 steps, it’s obviously not a attraction for the less mobile...More

Thank Andyroot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned in the title it is an additional £5 to climb the Minster tower. Groups are allowed up every hour or so, and you will need to book (although you can do on the day, and I managed to get on a group going...More

Thank df86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was worth climbing the spiral staircase to see the amazing views from top. Loved every minute of it.

Thank Anne-Marie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The climb is pretty much stop start so there are rest breaks on the way up. Great views at the top. Worth the £5.00

Thank cazalino
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am not trying to offend, but those who consider themselves oversize will find the tight circular stairs difficult. Generally, it seems easy enough to get up the stairs... there is a break partway up, and although can be tight my girlfriend and I who...More

Thank DeanSummerton
Reviewed 6 August 2018

275 steps, spiral staircase, very few windows on the way, but well worth it for the stunning views. There are not many places to stop, if you need a rest, and the last stint of stairs numbers 150+ so be prepared to puff and pant...More

Thank The_Gilberts_SAUK
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Hate heights but no way was I visiting the minster and not going up...oh yes, a must. So much fun when I got over myself.

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