Howden Minster

Interior view of Howden Minster

Free Entry

Open any reasonable daylight hours. No access to the interior


High Bridge, Howden, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 7BS

Before You Go

The elaborately decorated ruins of a 14th century chancel and chapter house, attached to the still operational cathedral-like minster church.

Read more about the history of the minster.

Before You Go

Parking: On street pay and display parking is available in the town. 

How to Find it: Follow signs for the market place in Howden.

Facilities: There are public toilets and plenty of places to eat and drink in Howden.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plan a Great Day Out

The city of York is just over 20 miles away, and is home to two fascinating English Heritage sites. Climb to the top of the ramparts of Clifford's Tower for fantastic views over the city, and descend into York Cold War Bunker for an insight into how Britain would have coped with the fallout from a nuclear war.

Your support helps in so many ways

Your membership provides valuable support for our essential work, while you can enjoy free access to the beauty and inspiration of our magnificent historic places. 


About us

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. The English Heritage Trust is a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 0744722, registered in England.

How We Are Funded

Our target is to become completely self-funding by 2023. Our confidence in achieving this is based on our track record. During the past 10 years, our commercial income has doubled and we have raised nearly £60m in donated income.

  • 66% Self-generated income
  • 20% One off capital grant
  • 14% Government funding
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