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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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  • Stayed in Worcester overnight and wanted to visit the town, cathedral and river. We were welcomed into the cathedral and given a plan of the interior and a little information. Besutiful cathedral, Kin...  more »
  • Excellent visit in December from the wonderful Christmas trees in the Cloisters, King Johns tomb, the Chapter House, the stain glass windows, the lovely ceilings and tyhe Ctahedrals size. The Cathedra...  more »
  • I visit a cathedral every year on my birthday. This year Worcester was my choice but not the best one I've made. Although the history and building is splendid the ambience and serenity was lacking. Th...  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