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One of York’s hidden gems, the oldest convent in England offers the warmest of welcomes.
The Bar Convent opened as a Catholic girls’ school in 1686, at a time when the faith was still banned in England. Our interactive exhibition tells of the convent’s long history. You can also visit our stunning 250-year-old secret chapel and enjoy the peace of our walled garden, an oasis in the heart of York.