York Minster: If you visit York you have to visit the Minster, it can be seen from every part of the city & beyond! It is a masterpiece of stained glass and stone having been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England since the 7th century. Make sure you check out the exquisite, handcrafted stone craftsmanship and supreme collection of medieval stained glass.

I sat for a while in the Chapter House & The Quire looking for the hidden creatures in amongst the incredible wood carvings. The Great East Window, telling the story of creation to the apocalypse is the largest single expanse of medieval stained glass in the country and was absolutely stunning! 

The Rose Window, badly damaged by fire in 1984 is now fully renovated and it is today one of the finest in the country. If you have the time, unfortunately I didn’t, go down into the Undercroft Museum & explore the remains of a Roman barracks or if you are fit & healthy enough climb the 275 steps up the Central Tower to enjoy some incredible panoramic views of the city.

If you are visiting the City of York, the Minster will be on your list of must dos! I only wish I had the time to spend a little longer there myself!