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Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Set in a stunning river location, Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. For information and navigation, take a free guide on arrival--"Pilgrim Guide" for adults, "Angel Trail" for young children, and "Saints, Swords, and Saxons" for older children. The cathedral features fine examples of medieval stained-glass windows from the 1530s. The restaurant and coffee shop sits in the idyllic 13th-century walled garden, selling locally sourced and freshly prepared dishes. If you want to use your camera, you need a permit, which you can purchase on arrival. The cathedral is wheelchair accessible, with chairs available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. See Lichfield Cathedral and all Lichfield has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lichfield tour planner.
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  • Stunning building. Definitely worth a visit when in Lichfield. Stained glass is fabulous to see. Choir was practicing when we were there and their voices were beautiful.  more »
  • donation to get in so even a big group can take the whole clan . still, don,t skimp on the donation . very impressive inside and out .well worth a visit.  more »
  • A glorious location and wonderful building. A pleasant coffee shop in the Close as well as a good little shop and more toilets than you usually find in many English Cathedrals.  more »
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  • A beautiful building. In a lovely city. Free entry but they do ask for donations. Only fair considering the couple of hours you can easily stay in there. The staff are all friendly. There were a number of tours going on during our visit. Each guide oozing information about the history and design. The craftsmanship is absolutely outstanding in this place. I highly recommend visiting
  • Impressive Gothic cathedral with three spires close to the city centre. Unlike some religious buildings this one has a happy, busy feel to it. Welcoming staff and free admission although a donation towards the maintenance costs would be welcome.
  • Stunning and definitely worth a visit. The meet and greet at the entrance was such a loverly touch. So helpful to have people standing by to give you some knowledge around it. The touch screens are also a great idea.
  • Surprisingly fabulous cathedral that's in need of some restoration and on the exterior. Interior is worth a good look around.
  • Only 3 spired Cathedral in UK. Some splendid artefacts. books, and other antiquities including gold and silver from excavation works locally. A tranquil setting where you can take a picnic if you wish.