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Hereford Cathedral

5 College Cloisters | Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG, England
01432 374200
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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Churt, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was primarily on a tour of cathedrals so my taste are unlikely to be average. This is one of the most attractive cathedrals in the UK It has considerable history dating from late 12th Century with, was in most cathedrals, alterations over the years and therefore various styles including romanesque, early gothic and some perpendicular style. It also has... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a sweet, small cathedral. No ridiculous entry fee and they let you take photos, so it's my sort of place. It was peaceful and interesting. Best of all was the children's area, books, a table with colouring equipment and soft toys. It kept my husband and my son amused while I looked around. Perfect.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful stonework, and you can actually see the masons working on restoration. A superb building with loads of detail to look at. Don't miss the inlaid stone paving outside the West Door and do go and see the Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The cathedral is in a quaint little town. Our family discovered it because we were looking for the origins of our name, Fuller. However, we found so much more. The cathedral is beautiful, but what surprised us was the Mappa Mundi, a thirteenth century map of the world and a chained library of rare books. They were fascinating. The map... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Not only an amazing work of architecture and inspiringly beautiful stained glass windows, but Hereford Cathedral is a lasting testament of a living Faith; stretching back through centuries yet still vibrantly alive today. The sad history of Hereford's own Saint Thomas was very interesting to read, and the modern day Sunday school children's display picturing the parable of the lost... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is an awesome building in a fantastic setting right in the centre of the City. The Cathedral has a very calming atmosphere and it's beauty is a testament to the craftsmen who built it. Make time to take in the Mappa Mundi Exhibition and the Chained Library - both will take your breath away. Good cafe too.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love Hereford Cathedral and have visited it since I was a child. My particular favourites are the Stanbury Chapel for the fan vaulting and stained glass and the Audley Chapel, which has modern stained glass windows by Tom Denny. These depict the life of Thomas Traherne, 17th century poet and clergyman. The windows are beautiful and each time you... More

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Leyburn, North Yorkshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Along with the rest of our coach party I enjoyed the guided tour. The guide provided us with plenty of information and did not rush the tour. I also recommend lunch in cathedral café.

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london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have to start by saying I love old buildings. I don't think we who live around/in them appreciate what we have! This Cathedral is not massive, but you could spend a long time here. I would liked to have taken one of the guided tours, but ran out of time. We paid £6 each to see the chained library... More

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norwiich
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141 reviews 141 reviews
77 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hadn't visited the cathedral for something like 50 years and was surprised at the improvements that have been made, especially outside. Wonderful to be re-acquainted with a lovely building and to see the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. The welcome was superb too.

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