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Worcester Cathedral, Worcester

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Religious Site Historic Site
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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  • Thoroughly special construction with magnificent architecture. Only recently did I graduate from the University only to find out the ceremonies were held there. I arrived a little tentative but the ceremony was marvelous and a real credit to the staff. The organs' acoustics in the cathedral are great and the building is spacious enough easily to accommodate huge numbers of guests for any special occasion. The foliage outside makes a nice break from the high street and with the cathedrals position close to the river it can be admired from miles around. Overall I cannot think of a better place to graduate and feel proud to say that the cathedral hosts ceremonies in such a prestigious way.
  • A beautiful building both inside and out. You can visit underneath the building to see some of the oldest parts dating back hundreds of years. I also can't recommend enough going up to main bell tower to see some of the best vistas of the area.
  • Wonderful, welcoming, atmospheric place, and free to get in. Also benefitted from an organ recital, fantastic !!
  • Lovely cathedral! Very decorative with beautiful chapels and cloisters. Staff are very helpful. At Christmas they have a Christmas tree festival with beautifully decorated Christmas trees from local organisations, well worth a look.
  • Ornate and impressive. FInal resting place of king John.

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