Hereford Cathedral, Hereford

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hereford Cathedral by using our Hereford trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The weeping window is something very special. We walked around Hereford then ended up at the cathedral and wondered why there we so many people, many taking photos. Now we know! Visit if you can  more »
  • Another excellent Cathedral. Free to enter. Donations gratefully accepted. A guided tour very interesting. Excellent cafe. Small shop Highly recommended  more »
  • Fantastic. Such history. Maintained beautifullyand was privileged to see "the weeping window". To coin an Americanism, awesome.  more »
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  • Beautiful Cathedral with spectacular stained glass windows and rich history encompassing just under a thousand years. Tea room serves an amazing and completely unexpectedly wide variety of delicious food and drinks. I found the volunteers very knowledgeable and impromptu tours were continuosly being carried out. Any and all questions asked were answered with great aclarity and knowledge.
  • We visited in order to see the Mappa Mundi. It is exhibited extremely well, with loads of informative background stuff. Most worthwhile! Also very impressed by the medieval Chained Library, which we just stumbled on. (Hey, the cathedral itself is OK, too, as cathedrals go)
  • Beautiful cathedral. Very well maintained. Kind and helpful volunteers around to guide you.
  • A beautiful place to visit. Quiet and historical, not overpowering like some cathedrals are. Definitely worth visiting the Mappa Mundi while you are here as well. Very fascinating how the Medieval people saw the world.
  • Very peaceful lovely inspiring cathedral. Wonderful building with shop cafe and lots of places for prayer and reflection.
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