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A Charming Building, Very Well Maintained

I occasionally visit, the guides are always welcoming and helpful, its appeal for me lies in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alexander S
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Absolutely stunning

This is a perfect Norman abbey in lovely grounds in the centre of Southwell. Beautiful inside and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter C
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Church St., Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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All reviews chapter house small town well worth a visit beautiful building stained glass norman architecture bishop's palace stone carvings west window green men lovely town take photos lovely place to visit lots of history cardinal wolsey two hours warm welcome
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I occasionally visit, the guides are always welcoming and helpful, its appeal for me lies in the fact it is different to most other large religious houses and its architecture is stunning as it is mostly in a roman-esque 11th century style. The visit is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect Norman abbey in lovely grounds in the centre of Southwell. Beautiful inside and out.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Southwell Minster is a quiet contrast to places like York but it has a charm of its own. Its towers are unlike most great cathedrals and the interior has much of interest, especially the carved stonework in the chapter house. The Hall in the Palace...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Trevor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting visit, there is a huge history to this impressive minster/cathedral, particularly if you have an interest in the civil war period. It has a very keen body of volunteers who welcome you and are more than happy to share their knowledge of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cathedral and Bishop’s Palace yesterday. It’s a wonderful place, full of history and atmosphere. As you walk round there are many different things of interest. I can’t believe I’ve not visited before, but I will certainly return.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank teabus
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Taken here whilst visiting relatives I found the peace and serenity of the place inspiring. So many of these cathedral are so packed with people you cannot just absorb the atmosphere, but here is Southwell all was calm. There were a couple of volunteer guides...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PAnn57
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Visited the Minster to view a thought provoking display of artwork, focusing on various religious themes. Impressive pieces certainly well worth viewing. However we were just as impressed, if not more so, with the magnificent architecture of the Minster itself. Stunning carvings within the masonry...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Domdomdomdom_13
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

If you like architecture this Minster is well worth a visit. The stone carvings are stunning. We were able to park along the roadside which was free. The Minster itself was also free to enter although you could make a voluntary donation. Photography was not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank U6672POkarenb
Reviewed 21 January 2019

Southwell is dripping with an abundance of history and significance for what is a relatively small town reasonably far enough away from Nottingham. The importance of the town can be almost fully attributed to its position as a place of religious authority, and this in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Family have told me for years about this lovely service in the Minster but this is the first time I've been able to make it. It was wonderful and could only have been improved if I had got there much earlier to have a better...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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13 July 2018|
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Response from Gorseinonboy45 | Reviewed this property |
They will probably charge for the use of confetti.....
Linda S
4 March 2018|
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Response from Flondy | Reviewed this property |
I always find the best car park to use for the Minster is opposite the minster on Church St A612. It is free for 2 hours. But you must get a ticket out of the machine and display it on the dashboard. You can pay if you... More
4 November 2017|
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Response from J0rdan2004 | Reviewed this property |
I work for the emergency services so I will make enquiries and come back to you as soon as possible.