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Lichfield Cathedral

19A The Close | The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD, England
44-1543-306100
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Lichfield
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I believe that Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval cathedral to have 3 spires. The cathedral is beautiful inside and has an impressive Rose Window. On special days tours are available to tread the steps to the top of the tower to see a magnificent panorama of the surrounding countryside. In winter months candle lit tours are organised. The cathedral... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A friend from London asked what is there to see in Lichfield? My answer: The only mediæval cathedral with three spires, the shrine of St Chad and a wonderful place of spirituality. Look out for the magnificent Lichfield Gospels and the 'Lichfield Angel.' Next year the superb Herckenrode glass returns from its multi-million pound restoration, so enjoy the Lady Chapel... More

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Lichfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You just have to see it! Still cannot understand how people in the 13th century could build such a beaty!

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A stunningly beautiful building that took 130 years to build. The interior is adorned with magnificent stained glass windows, the beautiful sculpture of "the sleeping children" and ancient paintings in the lady chapel. Also, the priceless Lichfield Gospels manuscript. These are just a few of the wonderful things a visitor can marvel at in this, arguably the finest situated cathedral... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the cathedral since I was a little girl. It's easy to take it for granted when you live locally but it really is a special place. If you can, try to coincide your visit with the Lichfield festival in July and catch a recital. It's worth exploring the immediate area, especially the herb garden (between... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The cathedral itself it surrounded by a selection of beautiful historical buildings. The view from the front is quite impressive. Enjoyed the angel trail and other information leaflets which provided items for children to 'find' whilst inside the cathedral.

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WEST MIDLANDS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Very intersting cathedral, full of history and in a lovely setting which should definitely be included in your visit to Lichfield.

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Middlewich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you like history you will love Litchfield Cathedral, which has been in existence 1300 years. It is the only Cathedral in England that has 3 spires and the front entrance is decorated with many statues of English Kings, Saints, Angels and bishops. Set in a quiet close of ancients buildings. Both the exterior and interior is breath taking -... More

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Knysna
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

both the outside and inside of the Cathedral is stunning with so much attention to the detail on all the carvings. A must see if you are in the area.

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Kent, UK
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38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Unusually now for Cathedrals entry is free. Do take time to see St Chad's Gospel and to climb the stairs to the little chapel set aside for private prayer. The whole building is well worth an hours of your time.

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