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York Minster enjoys a bumper tourism season
6:16pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
ONE of the region’s great places of worship is enjoying a bumper season for tourists.
York Minster has revealed that its leisure visitor numbers during July were up by nearly a third, continuing the strong performance it enjoyed during the first seven months of the year.
“We’re absolutely delighted by how well visitors are responding to all the new developments here, not only in terms of tourists making York Minster an essential part of a visit to the city, but also with many local people taking time to rediscover the cathedral,” said chapter steward Kathryn Blacker.
“The new attraction, Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft, is proving exceptionally popular - shining new light on the site’s colourful 2,000 year history and also adding an extra hour or two to people’s visits.”
Throughout the summer holidays, children’s craft activities running every Wednesday at have also proved popular with family visitors.
The final workshop takes place on 28 August and gives children a chance to discover a little more about the last Yorkist king, Richard III, with a special look at the stained glass window dedicated to him, and a chance to recreate their own version to take home.
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