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York Residents’ Festival 2019

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York residents are invited to experience unbeatable, panoramic views of York from the highest point in the city – York Minster’s central tower – for free as part of the 2019 York Residents’ Festival.

Admission to the Minster is free all year round for York residents, but for the festival the cathedral is also offering residents free tower trips across the weekend, which normally cost £5 each.*

On the Saturday, people can also enjoy free interactive activities in the awe-inspiring surroundings of the cathedral’s 13th century Chapter House, including:

Organised by Make it York, the Residents’ Festival is a ‘thank you’ to the residents of York for the welcome they give the city’s 6.9 million annual visitors and the support they show to the city’s tourism sector.

To take advantage of the offers, residents need to bring a valid York Card or York Student Card to the cathedral’s admission desks.

*The Tower Trips are suitable for people aged eight plus, are subject to terms and conditions and will run every 45 minutes during the following times (subject to weather conditions):

Please note, Tower Trips are weather dependent so can only be booked in person from Saturday morning but proved popular last year so please come early to avoid disappointment.

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