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York Minster was built between 1154 and 1472. It is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe and the largest medieval building in England.
The Minster is a major landmark building and, as shown in the photographs above, glimpses of it can be gained from many parts of the city.
The exterior of the building contains a wealth of fascinating architectural and sculptural details and a few of these are illustrated in the photographs below. The interior is equally fascinating but, to respect the sanctity of the Minster, photographs of the interior are not being uploaded here. However, some of the interior details are illustrated (via historic artwork) in the related article 'A brief introduction to John Browne and his illustrations of York Minster'.