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Free Tower Trips for York Residents

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Experience panoramic views of York from the highest point in the city – York Minster’s Central Tower.

As part of York Residents’ Festival, we are offering York residents and students the chance to see the wonderful landscape of York for free from our Central Tower on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January.

The Central Tower offers unrivalled views of the city and is the highlight of many people’s visit to the Minster. See medieval stonework and gothic grotesques as you climb the 275 steps to the top.

Usually priced at £5 per person, all Tower Trips throughout the Festival will be free for York residents and students.

Trips begin every 45 minutes starting 10.30am on Saturday, with the last taking place at 3.30pm. On Sunday, the first trips take place at 1.15pm and the last at 2.45pm.

Members of our volunteering team, including the York Minster Flower Arrangers and our Guides, will also be inside the Minster Saturday 29 January to showcase the volunteering opportunities available at York Minster, and speak to anyone wishing to join our volunteering community.


Important information for Tower Trips:

This offer is for York residents and students only with valid ID* – all other visitors will be charged the usual rate of £5.

The trip is not available for under 8s or anyone who cannot meet our Health and safety requirements. By buying a ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions.

All sightseeing visits must be booked in advance, free tickets are available HERE or by ringing 01904 557200.

Tower Trip tickets are available to book in the Minster on the day of your visit.

*Valid ID consists of a York Card or a utility bill with a York address. Student cards for all local colleges and universities will be accepted with a valid date. Please note, York residents are classed as those whose postcode falls under the jurisdiction of the City of York Council.


Reminder: General admission to York Minster is free to York Residents all year round and we invite you to enjoy the building as little or as often as possible during our opening hours.

All sightseeing visits must be booked in advance. Click here to book.  


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