Worcester Cathedral by David Mark

Worcester Cathedral overlooks the River Severn on it’s eastern bank.

The present cathedral church was built between 1084 and 1504, and represents a range of architectural styles from Norman to Gothic. It is famous for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house. It also has medieval cloisters, and magnificent Victorian stained glass. The cathedral houses an ancient library and archive, which houses the second largest collection of medieval manuscripts in any cathedral in the UK.
Since the Eighteenth Century, the Cathedral has been famous for its part in the annual Three Choirs Festival, the oldest choral festival in existence.

Worcester Cathedral is open daily 7.30am-6pm (but check their website for planned closures), with services held three times daily. Entry is free.

From April to the end of November individuals can join tours twice a day, Monday to Saturday at 11.00am and at 2.30pm (just on Saturdays for the rest of the year).
The Tower is usually open to climb during weekends and school holidays from February to October (weather and events permitting).

Feature Image credit: David Mark from Pixabay

view of the River Severn from the Worcester Cathedral Tower

View of the River Severn from Worcester Cathedral Tower. Credit: James Clark (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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