Second only to Canterbury Cathedral in importance, York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in northern Europe. It marks the epicentre of medieval York but there are also Roman remains within its deep foundations. Its vaulted cloisters, vast stained-glass windows and marble halls have attracted numerous filmmakers. Notable British productions that have filmed here include BBC’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and ITV’s Victoria.
The cavernous marble-floored gothic Nave, the gilt-edged Quire and the 13th-century octagonal Chapter House are among the areas of the minster that you might recognise from TV and film. There’s also an atmospheric crypt and an excellent museum in the undercroft, as well as a tower that can be climbed for views across York.