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Worcester Cathedral, Worcester

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History and beauty combine at Worcester Cathedral, built over a period of over four centuries, starting in 1084. The cathedral represents every style of English architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. Noted for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house, the cathedral also features unusual Transitional Gothic bays, fine woodwork, and an iconic central tower. The cathedral contains the tomb of King John who, before his death in 1216, specifically requested to be buried here, between the shrines of St. Wulstan and St. Oswald (which no longer exist). Guided historical tours are offered year round, which you can book online or at the cathedral’s Chapter Office. A visit to Worcester Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Worcester tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The cathedral always offers something for everyone. Their cafe serves excellent food and snacks. The crypt is a wonderful place for quiet reflection, the cathedral is lovely just to walk about in and ...  more »
  • love going here. beautiful place. will go back and back again and again. Lovely place to visit. brilliant  more »
  • During a lovely weekend visit to Worcester, we went to the cathedral. It is a beautiful​ building and can definitely recommend.  more »
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  • Beautiful Cathedral and stunning views if you can manage the narrow climb up the winding stairs to the top. It is possible with young kids but think carefully in case you need to carry them down like I did - it's hard work!
  • Amazing. History and layout really easy to follow and guides in place to help out. This was free to enter and deserved a voluntary donation.
  • Incredible place! And free entry! Give a donation though. Great informative volunteers. Really good quality touch screen info panels.
  • Wonderfully impressive architecture, informative displays. Free entry, although with a heavily-promoted £5 "suggested" donation, and a £3 charge to take photos. I was rather touched by the prayer for refugees broadcast over the Tannoy, too.
  • well worth a visit to escape shopping