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Derby Cathedral

18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
+44 1332 341201
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: If you are visiting Derby, take a trip to the Cathedral and attempt to spot the pair of Peregrine falcons that nest high on the east face of the... more »
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A bit empty but some beautiful decorations and interesting stories on people buried there. Apparently Florence Nightingale was born in Derby.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Have seen many cathederals but never a modern one.It was light and elegent,and had things of interest,but is far removed from the medievial splendour of Lincoln or Canterbury. The thing I found most interesting was the monument and resting place of the great Bess of Hardwick. She built the elizibethen Hardwick hall and Chatsworth. Had always thought she was in... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Beautiful, bright and airy. An easy atmosphere for prayer. Great acoustics for concerts. Home to a family of birds of prey.

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Derby Uk
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Derby is a city because it has a cathedral - this one. A large and imposing building that always seems to have informative but not intrusive guides on hand. Often organise 'climb the tower' days and certainly worth checking those out for fabulous views from the top. Make sure you check out the Peregrine camera webcast - Peregrines have nested... More

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful wrought ironwork both outside and inside. The cathedral was not so big. On the continent it would be a normal church. We are no religious people and we were not really overwhelmed. It was very nice to have seen the interior of the cathedral though.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Popped into the Cathedral of All Saints in Derby to get out of the boiling Sun. Lovely and cool inside and very atmospheric with the sunrays streaming through the modern stained glass windows at the end of the building. Not the biggest or most spectacular cathedral you will ever visit but does have some history to keep you engaged. When... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Very interesting to have a stroll round lots of history and information go hand in hand with a visit here. lovely little gem

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have been to Derby on numerous occasions but this is the first time we have visited the Cathedral. It was very interesting with plenty of information available both in leaflets and display material. Unlike some of a larger Cathedrals there was no pressure to pay for entry but just a box for donations.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The exterior looks fairly ordinary but inside absolutely beautiful. Really light,airy and with modern feel. Warm ambiance and great friendly lady greeter. The white paintwork contrasts beautifully with metal work. interesting tomb stones and chapel underground. Would have loved to hear the choir sing so will return for a service!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A wonderful experience and fantastic atmosphere. The siting of the Cathedral, as in most Cities, is perfect, which allows a visitor to saviour both the architectural magnificence and the religious foundation.

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