Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield

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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  • August 21, 2017
    This is one of those massive cathedrals steeped in civil war history. My husband, who tends to read all the information available, found some amazing stonework where the soldiers had sharpened their s...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    See from the approach this cathedral is very imposing. The actual building is rather dark and austere. There is a lot of history but unless a guide is available it is rather an off putting experience ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The St Chad Gospels are probably the greatest treasure of the cathedral, along with the Lichfield Angel which was possibly associated with that saint's relics. But there are many other interesting thi...  more »
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  • I would have given it six stars, as it's simply a magnificent Gothic style Cathedral. Normally, when I'm here, I've usually been herding a group of teenagers, and ensuring that they're both well behaved and respectfully quiet. Such a pleasure to wander around on my own, especially with the added bonus of the Turner Exhibition.
  • Beautiful building in a wonderful location, also very peaceful and a lovely place to just sit and contemplate no matter if you are of a religious bent or not, fascinating history, helpful staff and if you're so inclined a nice tea room /restaurant and a good gift shop close by, the rest of Lichfield is close by so could be incorporated into a really nice day out.
  • Very good guide, well worth asking about. Learnt far more about the great place than if you just walk around it.
  • Such a pretty and intricately designed cathedral! Only thing to note is that the cathedral'S only open after 12:30 on Sunday
  • 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

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