York Minster

Exploring York Minster

Uncover the beautiful architecture behind one of England’s most recognisable churches

Visiting the City of York was like stepping back in time. This city was built by the ancient Romans and has preserved its aura. The medieval walls that run across York are like the strings of time that anchor this city into the past. A past romanticised though the layers of history and tales.

This historic city has a lot to hold the history lover’s attention, the biggest gem being the cathedral which is at the heart of York.

The York Minter is eye catching from wherever you might see it.

I clearly remember the first time I looked at it. I was on the tourist bus that goes around this city called Hop-on-Hop-off when the tourist guide spotted the church for us. She spoke something about the Great East Window and its stained glass. I didn’t pay much attention to it. What I did realise was that this Minster was important.

We visited the much revered York Minster that day and it was lovely. The church is designed in Gothic architecture. The work is very well detailed. And as I quickly learnt, it is important to look up!

This week let us explore the York Minster with its 1400 years of history and the beauty it houses within its walls. The stunning stained glasses and the architecture are a glimpse into the incredible 13th century Gothic cathedral.

This is a special article which you can listen to via a Podcast. The link to this podcast is under this post. I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think in the comments below

Here are a few pictures that’ll give you a glimpse into York Minster

The view from the top of the Minster’s tower
The Flying Buttresses of the Minster and the side view of the architecture
The Great West Window with the ‘Heart of Yorkshire’ is where you can enter the church from
One a pleasant day, you can sit and just admire the beauty of York Minster
The incredible stained glass is a sight for sore eyes
The beautiful and at the time it was built in the 1290s, a revolutionary chapter house with vaults built using stonework instead of timber

Have you been to the York Minster or are you planning on visiting it? Comment your thoughts below.

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2 thoughts on “Exploring York Minster


    (February 18, 2019 - 1:25 pm)

    I never been here, but It’s a very wonderful place to visit.

      GiGlee Magazine

      (February 22, 2019 - 8:29 pm)

      It certainly is. The York Minster has seen 1400 years of history! That is as surreal as it gets. Besides the Gothic cathedral that stands today is another testament to the wonderful gothic buildings that were constructed during the medieval times. Thank You Rebecca for your comment:)

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