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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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Swindon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A wonderfully preserved historic building. A great example of a cathedral. No admission fee, which encouraged me to give generously to the voluntary contribution boxes. A must see when in Hereford. Its a very important example of our heritage and history.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Really lovely old building whether you 'do' the Church bit or not. Friendly helpful guides and staff on duty to answer questions and a nice cafe too. Lots of historical features and only a very short walk from the town centre.

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Queensland Australia
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Such a wonderful cathederal, with so many interesting aspects, the stonework throughout the centuries, was a pleasur eto observe, even the children could appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the building, throughout a sense of serinity , despite the activity within. You could spend weeks examining the nooks and crannies and still not see all the detail.

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Churt, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 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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