York Minster, Minster Quarter, Museum Gardens

- Duncombe Place, St Williams College, Goodramgate, College St, St Wilfrids Church, St Michael le Belfrey, Ruins of St Mary's Abbey, Yorkshire Museum, Ghost Bus Tour

York Minster is one of England's most wellknown gothic churches, and one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The official name is Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York. Its tower has a height of 61m, that makes it the tallest building in York, and the church is the seat of the archbishop of York, the 2nd highest office in England. The first church built on the site was a wooden church in 627 AD, and many different churches have been built on the site. The current gothic structue was built between 1220-1472. The church can be visited, for an entrance fee, it is popular to visit its roofs and climb to the top of the tower, that offers nice views of the city. The gothic interior has a very high ceiling, and is 148m long. Many royalties are buried here. There was a great fire in the minster in 1984, after lightning striked, creating heavy damage! Close to the minster there is a bronze statue of Constantine the Great, who was proclaimed Roman emperor in York 306 AD. In front of the cathedral you find the Duncombe Place, a beautiful street/square, built in 1859-64 by Augustus William Duncombe (then Dean of York) to create a clear space with views towards the cathedral's West facade. The quarters around are called the Minster Quarter. Here you find College Street, with the halftimbered building of St Williams College (a college founded in 1461 to serve as a residence for priests), and the beautiful street Goodramgate with medieval buildings, historical pubs, restaurants and tourist shops passes here.

Between the cathedral and River Ouse is the Museum Gardens, botanical gardens created in 1835 by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. In the gardens you find various plants, trees and birds, remains of the Roman fortress of Eboracum, ruins of St Mary's Abbey, other historical structures and the Yorkshire Museum, museum about biology, geology, archaeology and astronomy, established in 1830 and home to the Cawood Sword. It is a very popular place to hang out for students and tourists, lots of people were here during my visit. Some examples of York's many churches are All Saints Church, St Wilfrid's Church and Church of St Michael le Belfrey, York City Church and St Mary's Church. The skyline of York is completely dominated by historical buildings, mostly these churches. There are no highrises in the city and no building is allowed to be built taller then the York Minster.

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Views of York Minster from afar