Worcester Cathedral, Worcester

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. By using our Worcester road trip planning website , you can arrange your visit to Worcester Cathedral and other attractions in Worcester.
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  • All cathedrals are impressive structures and this one is no exception. The interior is beautiful, particularly aspects of the ceilings, the immense pipe organ and obligatory stained glass windows. The...  more »
  • Very disappointed, Altar and surrounding areas magnificent,, but no pews or seats to sit and contemplate, totally lacking in atmosphere. Sorry didn't do it for me.  more »
  • An imposing building, it is worth the walk along the riverbank (with accompanying swans) to get there. The Cathedral is not over commercialised and there are plenty of places within it to sit, pray an...  more »
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  • I went to the cathedral this morning to find it was open day, I had a most wonderful morning visiting the library finding out all sorts of things. Everyone was so helpful and kind and nothing was to much for them. After looking round the cathedral. I cannot remember when I have spend a nicer day
  • Beautiful Cathedral and always a nice place to visit, lovely views from the top of the tower, but a bit of a climb up all the steps. Half way up is a resting place for you to get your breath. Riverside location and walks down to the river.
  • A lovely Cathedral Friendly staff I'm in a wheel chair & most of it I was able to access I was able to walk up the steps to the high alter & once there was able to use the lift to be able to go down behind the high alter Lots of historical tombs to see & a wonderful touch table explaining so.much
  • A great way to see Worcester's rich history. Take time to observe the details in peaceful surroundings.
  • Wonderful cathedral, well worth going up the tower on a good day to see the view and the bells!
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