Rare opportunity to climb York Minster scaffolding

People are to be offered the chance to climb part of the scaffolding at York Minster to look at restoration work close up. Visitors will get to see work on the cathedral’s South Quire Aisle, some 98ft (30m) above ground. There will also be opportunities to meet the people responsible for the maintenance and conservation of the 800-year-old building.

The event, on 8 September, is part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme.

From the BBC local news: read the full item here.

Highly recommended. I had the opportunity to go up the scaffolding on the east window a few years ago, and it was an amazing experience, to see the city from a whole different perspective, as well as having a rare close up of medieval sculpture. Ed.

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