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Worcester Cathedral

8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA, England
+44 1905 732900
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What you would expect of an Historic Cathedral

Hoping to tour Worcester Cathedral - we chose the Saturday morning only to bump in to the 3 Choirs... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
BobandJosie
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Reading, United Kingdom
Service and sightseeing

Wonderful building. There are lots of different levels and steps so it was not so easy with a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Rachel H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Royal Tombs, the first round Chapter House, Architecture through the ages, beautiful Norman Crypt. New: Telling the Story -Visit the Crypt Exhibition, explore our interactive touch screens, use our mobile App Trails. Find out about the Cathedral's Anglo-Saxon roots, special saints, glorious musical heritage - and much more. Sunday Eucharist 10.30am, Daily Evensong/Evening Prayer 5.30pm weekdays, 4pm Sundays. Free admission. Turn up for a Tour from March to end November Monday - Saturday 11am & 2.30pm and November to end April Saturdays 11am & 2.30pm. Tower open (weather permitting) Saturdays/Sundays from April to end of October, school summer holidays and Bank Holidays.
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8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA, England
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Hoping to tour Worcester Cathedral - we chose the Saturday morning only to bump in to the 3 Choirs Festival, so large parts were off limits. However we bought tickets for a performance later on in the week and really enjoyed the music in that...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful building. There are lots of different levels and steps so it was not so easy with a wheelchair. The crypt was inaccessible for example. There is an awesome (!), Victorian reredos. Lots of interesting side chapels. BUT the evening service was in the crypt....More

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WorcCath, Front Office Manager at Worcester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hi Rachel, we are really glad that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for writing a lovely review. We do always try to avoid having our evening service in the crypt, you are right it is not accessible to everyone and we regret that. Unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

As a history fan it was great to find the burial places of Arthur Tudor and King John. Spent a good hour here.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Don't get me wrong: this is a fine bulding, but it does not have the elegance of some of its near neighbours. The reddish stone gives the building strength and its position dominates the landscape. There are some fine tombs and the memorial glass in...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The Cathedral, which dominates the Worcester skyline, is a beautiful and inspirational building. There is much to see in the Cathedral, including some very interesting monuments, stained glass windows and royal tombs. The Three Choirs Festival was in progress during the visit so many additional...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Though not one of the five biggest cathedrals Worcester's is an amazing place. The architecture is stunning. The tombs of King John and his brother Arthur are in the cathedral. The staff are very well informed on the cathedral and I learned a lot.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We went as a family day out. It's a bit of a habit of ours to visit the historical areas of cities we visit. While some cathedrals limit our inquisitive nature with charges and seclusion, Worcester let's you take in the awe and brilliance and...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Well worth a visit - the stained glass windows on a sunny day are glorious and the riverside setting with walkway is a delight.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Wonderful stay in Worcester to enjoy the Festival. In particular mention 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performed by the Gloucestershire Youth Players, A superb production played by very talented actors. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, if only Shakespeare had been enacted like this when we...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing cathedral, well worth a visit!! The roof painting is amazing! We could only view half of the cathedral due to three choirs festival where doing rehearsal. The sound was fabulous and was lovely to walk round while it was going on!

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Officially no, but there is a "suggested" donation of about £7.00. I didn't officially donate but, as I took lots of photos, I was happy to pay £3.00 for a photography permit and, because I got so much from my visit, I made... More
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