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Review of Halifax Minster

Halifax Minster
Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

What a spectacular building. Not only did we get to have a tour of the building we learned so much about the history too.

All the children we took we aged between 6 and 14 they all had a fabulous time. All went away and wrote there own review for a scout badge.

Thankyou for such a great tour. Highly recommend.

Thank JoJoAsh
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

What catches the eye are the vivid and colourful stained glass windows. Most of the originals were replaced during the Victorian era, but some medieval glass survives in the western part of the minster. The Jacobean box pews are also a special feature worth seeing.

Thank Eddy041
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I was here Easter Monday to attend a wedding. Not only was it a lovely service but the church was beautiful. Lots of big stained glass windows and steeped in history. Everyone working there was very polite and helpful. I will definitely go back there with my camera to capture the craftsmanship and historic features.

1  Thank luke g
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Very beautiful minster, stained glass is amazing, really lovely place.
Called in on a quiet Saturday afternoon and we were mesmerised by this wonderful old church.

1  Thank sam_foster24
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

All right, it's really St John's, or the Parish Church, don't know where the Minster bit came from (I believe Leeds Parish Church, the blackest hole outside Calcutta, is also a Minster now). But it's a big old church, wide, long, quite low, full of old bench-ends and monuments to local dignitaries, beautiful windows, a regimental chapel. And Old Tristram, the alms-box. For some reason the last time I went there when I tried to take a picture of the old bosses in the ceiling the deputy acting assistant sub-verger told me I couldn't take pictures of the ceiling. Anything else seemed OK though. So as long as you don't look up you should be OK. Maybe you could put mirrors on the toes of your shoes. Interesting grotesques on the outside and good graves in the graveyard too.

Thank CGTfromHalifax
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