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Derby Cathedral

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Address: 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
Phone Number: +44 1332 341201
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CATHEDRAL RENAISSANCE

I have visited various cathedrals over the last couple of years, but this particular cathedral was exceptionally. It has managed to retain the integrity of a place of worship... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have visited various cathedrals over the last couple of years, but this particular cathedral was exceptionally. It has managed to retain the integrity of a place of worship, which it still is, It originates as a parish church gaining cathedral status in 1927. Many things to see, very well laid out internal lighting, peaceful and serene, well worth a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The architecture of this cathedral is different from most others because it dates from the 1720s when it was built to the designs of James Gibbs, whose masterpiece is St Martins-in-the-Fields, London. The interior is full of light which makes all the furnishings etc so exciting to admire. I always enjoy looking at the monument to the Countess of Shrewsbury,... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

went for a concert, hopeless view, 2 loos for an entire cathedral and so so so cold, made a complaint which was brushed aside.

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Wythenshawe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small but well maintained Cathedral. Has small working locomotives inside the cathedral to commemorate Derby's past as a builder of steam and diesel trains, worth popping in whilst in Derby

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Unlike other Cathedrals we have attempted to visit we had a lovely warm welcome in Derby. We only popped our heads round the door for a quick peek and received a very positive response despite the fact that they were all busy preparing for their Mother's Day service. A lovely Cathedral and lovely people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Called in while we was sightseeing in Derby, staff were lovely and gave us a board with all the directions for going around the Cathedral. Free Attraction. Its not just for worshiping, they have Antiques quiz and Valuations with James Lewis from Bamfords Bells ring out on a Tuesday evening and Sundays, and they are all volunteers one thats been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Architecture was outstanding, cathedral was busy and very well laid out .my wife enjoyed walking around the inside of this historic building

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Quiet Peaceful Fascinating architecture An amazing Christmas Tree made distinct with two themed colours - gold and blue

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Snodland, Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited the cathedral as part of a days sightseeing in Derby. Good The area around it is lovely and very interesting - a good mixture of old and modern. The cathedral is free to visit, which makes a nice change - I have to say, I believe all cathedrals should be free of charge. It is full and light... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Inside is about to be renovated although it is well worth seeing now. The Robert Bakewell wrought iron screen is of significant importance. Don't forget the peregrine falcons nesting on the tower, you can even abseil from the tyop; oh and it is a place of worship!

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