Following my delicious lunch on Monday, it was time to explore York Minster. I took a one hour guided tour.
Looking towards the nave and the choir.
York Minster is the second largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe (the largest being Cologne Cathedral in Germany). The building dates from about 1230 (completed in 1472) though there is archaeological evidence of several older churches on the site, as well as the remains of the original Roman fortress.
This is the world’s largest high resolution digital photograph. It depicts the Minster’s Great East Window. Behind the photograph the real thing is being restored. At the same time the entire east wall of the cathedral is being pulled down and rebuilt as it was leaning one metre outwards at the top and was in danger of collapse.