York Minster - entrance
This is the scene just inside the Minster's main entrance, which is beneath the magnificent (south) Rose Window and opposite the amazing Five Sisters Window - with its five tall lancets, only three of which can be seen in this picture.
To the right are the main admission desks with their red-topped 'Welcome' signs. The large desk on the left, with the lady in blue, is where tickets are bought for the climb up the 275 steps of The Tower.
The Minster** is, according to Wikipedia
, equal in size to Cologne Cathedral and I understand they make equal claim to be the largest cathedral in Europe. There must have been hundreds of people there at the same time as us, but it didn't seem crowded once we were inside.
** Minster comes from the Greek 'monasterion
' = monastery
For information about admission times and prices look -here-