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Address: Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 621756
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Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant...

Re-erected next to the Minster, this 22-foot-high Roman column is a remnant from an old Roman fortress, which serves as a reminder that a huge Roman hall (or Principia) once occupied the site where the Minster now stands.

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It's significant because it's the oldest ruin left from the original Roman inhabitants of York

This column is dated 300AD and was a former support of another building that the Roman soldiers of that time built, when they first came into York. The column is located at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This column is dated 300AD and was a former support of another building that the Roman soldiers of that time built, when they first came into York. The column is located at the end of Yorkminster outside on a paved area and is free to see. If you're seeing Yorkminster this is a mere 3 minutes walk from the entrance... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Not a huge spectacle but worth a picture and to see if viewing the cathedral, which it is next too the monument.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here in the evening, and wow, very interesting! Takes a while to wait out the other visitors to get a decent pic. Just by the minister and the statue...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Most other places, this would be considered a fascinating feature, but in York history-lovers are very much spoiled for choice, and this is situated right next to the Minster. Well worth a look.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

In a week when the remains of a large Roman Villa were unearthed in the gardens of a private house, it was interesting to come across this column erected close to the Minster where it was discovered in 1969 under the South Transept. It had lain there undiscovered, presumably for centuries, a relic of the period when the City was... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Weird this gets its own listing. this is a column outside York minster that with a plaque to how it was found in pieces and reassembled. Interesting to stumble upon but not necessarily worth searching out.

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

There are not many city's in the world you can walk down and suddenly see a relic of the roman past standing so bold and timeless, easily accessible and a favourite with tourists for pictures this is worth a visit as you pass the minster

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

You can completely experience the Roman column just by looking at the photos here on Trip Advisor. It's literally just a stone column standing outside the Minster. I'm not sure why people are giving this the same five-star rating you'd give to huge amazing attractions like the London museums.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

As interesting as it is, it is just a column. The story behind it is intriguing and it is well set in the Minster courtyard. Worth a look, but it won't occupy your time for long.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

The Roman column stands opposite the main entrance to York Minster and - given the beauty of the Minster - it's easy to miss this landmark. It's certainly worth a quick read of the plaque which gives the history of the column and a couple of photos.

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