The Gothic cathedral of York is considered the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. It is built upon an older minster. This cathedral has a police of its own, added to many more staff (they add up to 150) it costs the minster £7 a day! Plus the government doesn’t contribute to the maintenance of this building, it is no wonder then why they have to charge!
The highest point in York is the minsters 230 feet tower. Climbing the 275 steps to the top means close up views and overviews of York Minsters pinnacles, gargoyles and carvings; plus views of the whole city. Plus who knows, on a sunny day you might even see a proposal! The exercise might also be insightful and a good time for reflection as you twist and twist to the top.
Next time you are in York, even if it is cliché and you are not religious, definitely worth a visit. And climb the tower, it really is not that scary regardless of whatever they say about vertigo!