York Minster and Cathedral. The Cathedral & Metropolitical Church of St. Peter in York is popularly known as 'York Minster' from its original foundation as a missionary church or monaterium. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York and, as such, is, not surprisingly, the most dramatic of churches in Northern England. It is simply vast - the largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe - and displays some of the best examples of the medieval craftsman's work to be found anywhere. Particularly of note are the fine carvings in the chapter house (c.1275) and the fantastic array of medieval glass dating back to the 12th century.
Beside the Queen's Path, near the Minster's South Transept, stands a quite recent addition to the York landscape which, interestingly, reminds us of its most ancient piece of history. Here the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great sits, immortalised in Bronze, on his Imperial throne.
Constantine was the son of the Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus, by St. Helen, supposedly his British mistress. Constantius stayed in York for long periods in the early 4th century, to oversee the strengthening of the city's defences (including the 'Multangular Tower') following a popular uprising in the province. He died in the city in AD 306 and the people of York were the first to hear his son declared Emperor by his loyal troops immediately afterward.
York Shopping. Great traffic free streets - loads of shops, lots of opportunities to stop for refreshment! Antique and book dealers, specialty crafts shops, themed markets, elegant boutiques and all the high street mainstream shops. Bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants - all within a compact city centre.You are never more than a few minutes away from gardens, green spaces, tearooms, shady squares or riverside bars, shopping in York is always and enjoyable, civilized and unique experience.
Where else could you find such a fantastic range of unique independent and designer shops so perfectly intertwined with magnificent attractions, pedestrianised streets and peaceful havens?
The City of York boasts an amazing range of boutiques and beauty salons, shops and spas throughout this vibrant historic city.
You are viewing panorama No.73 (York Minster, High Petergate), one of 134 Virtual Reality 360 degree views of York.
Map of York showing the location of York Minster, High Petergate at Latitude 53.96206 / Longitude -1.08425.
We have visited York on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:49:34 +0100, although the photography may have been obtained on an earlier date.
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