Hereford Cathedral, Hereford

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    If you're in Hereford, it's worth a visit to one of the services or to just look around. Lots of history and architecture.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Home of the world-famous Mappa Mundi. Not a real map, but one which contains in a stylised format much of what Medieval people understood of the world in relation to their belief. Simply unmissable.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    fabulous building, and incredible mappa mundi and chained library. lovely tea garden with a good choice of foods during the day.  more »
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  • Called in to see the SAS memorial window. Beautiful Cathedral and so much to see both in and around the grounds. A must for visitors to Hereford.
  • Absolutelty amazing place to visit. So much history dating back from the 1200s. The chained books library is worth a visit and just to see one of if not the original oldest map in the world. Worth the vist.
  • Love visiting this Cathedral, so much history and amazing to look at. The grounds are very tidy and there is a cafe on site as well. Relatively easy to park and looks lovely at night time as well.
  • Really positive, interesting and enriching. The windows are beautiful!
  • Excellent architecture , friendly staff and spiritually uplifting experience.

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