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Hereford Cathedral, Hereford
(4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Packed with historical curios, Hereford Cathedral is an 11th-century cathedral that houses ten bells in its 43 m (140 ft) tower. Decorative work on the arches and columns of the nave date back to the Norman conquest. In the nave's southern aisle, you'll see 14th-century tombs and effigies including that of Sir Richard Pembridge, Knight of the Garter during Edward III reign, who wears the garter even in death. However, the treasure of the cathedral is the Mappa Mundi, a 13th-century map of the world. For the best vantage point of cathedral's interior, stand in the northern doorway. To visit Hereford Cathedral on your trip to Hereford, use our Hereford itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • In one sense, this is just another old cathedral, but it is an active "working" cathedral. I enjoy studying the architecture and walking thru these old buildings. The quite peacefulness is refreshing....  more »
  • I loved this. One of the best cathedrals I have visited. The cafe was cracking, lovely cakes and great pot of tea. The church itself has lots of nooks and crannies to explore, with highly informative ...  more »
  • We joined one of the tours of the cathedral, which lasted about an hour. It was well worth doing and extremely interesting. It is a lovely building and has a very interesting history. History really c...  more »
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  • A very attractive and well maintained cathedral. Free to visit. Excellent cafe. Good information around the building and exhibits for children too.
  • An attractive cathedral with the awesome Mappa Mundi and chained library. The exhibition of the map is well laid out and the staff are knowledge and happy to talk for ages about the map and library.
  • Visited with mum, sisters and a friends kids all under the age of twelve, the inside was beautiful and lots of fun. When we went outside to sit for a while a very snotty employee told us that the children were too loud so they had to spend the rest of the visit sat at the bench with us in silence, and very bored. Until now we thought the cathedral was a place for children of all ages as they have enjoyed it before, but clearly not and we definitely won't be visiting again. We were planning on attending the children's day tomorrow but it is clearly going to in silence which children are bound to find very boring. Very disappointed in the customer service.
  • Such a lovely area. The chained library was really quite amazing. Such an awesome historical site. A must visit.
  • The current Cathedral has been on this site adjacent to the river Wye since 1079. Architecture dates from Norman times up to the present day. Medieval Mappa Mundi, unique to Britain's heritage, representing 13th century scholarly interpretation of the natural, geographic and geographical world. Cathedral open daily for visitors from 9.15am until Evensong. Gift shop and Cafe available to browse in and relax.