York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, a vision of heaven on earth crafted in stained glass and stone. For a millennium, people have been drawn to this sacred place, but its story stretches back 2,000 years to the birth of modern-day Christianity in Roman York. Explore its history, attend a service, or simply enjoy the space.
The enormous cathedral dates back to 627 AD when King Edwin of Northumbria was baptized in a simple wooden church at York within the site of the old Roman fort. It was rebuilt in stone and completed by King Oswald, but the bishop's seat was transferred for a time to Lindisfarne.