York Minster is the largest surviving medieval church in Europe and one of the world's finest churches of design and architecture. The church was built in 627 AD, when it was an all-wood structure that was destroyed by war in the civil war. In 1066, the Normans captured York and built the first Norman-style church in 1080. The cornerstone and basement of the church can still be seen today. When you come to York, you must not miss York Minster, the largest Gothic church in the UK and the largest of the entire European Alps. It was built in 1220 and completed in the 1470s. In 1984, part of the building of York Minster was destroyed by fire and was seriously damaged. It has been repaired.