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Worcester Cathedral, Worcester

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4.7/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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 is well worth a visit with lots of interesting artefacts to see. The welcomers were extremely friendly, enthusiastic and helpful.If you are in Worcester this is a must see. 
  • I have visited here a few times to take friends and family who visit us (we live not too far away) to see the amazing architecture, and for those who are interested some history. Added bonus is the ca...  read more »
  • While travelling to Wales stopped at Worcester for 2 hours it was raining nearest place to go was in the Cathedral. It was magnificent with all its statues and very informative displays of famous peop...  read more »
  • Fantastic old building in the heart of Worcester. Entry is free with contributions obviously very welcome. Fascinating history which cannot be done any justice in a written review! Worth a visit, even with children to get them interested in local history.
  • Edward Elgar performed his famous compositions here, including the Enigma Variations. The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester was built between 1084 and 1504, Worcester Cathedral represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. Open every day with guides available. Shop and cafe provide a welcome rest. 235 steps lead to the tower when open.
  • It's a really nice building. I find it very conducive to thinking
  • My favourite cathedral, beautiful place. Stunning inside - stained glass, tombs and effigies, crypt. Also its big enough to spend quite a while in, a nice peaceful place. Donations for entry (you don't tend to get hassled as you can in some other cathedrals). You need to buy a photography permit though to take any internal shots (approx £5 last time I visited) little tea room and shop available. Highlights - King John's tomb, Earl of Dudley and Prince Arthur (HenryVIII's older borther)
  • Beautiful building - inside and out
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