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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

An awesome place to visit. Lit a candle for lost loved ones. Beautiful inside with masses of history. Everything in astonishing condition.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Possibly the smallest cathedral I have visited but it has an interesting interior. Easy access for wheelchairs and restaurants are local. Public car parking only.

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manchester
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Steeped in history and lots of things to look at, friendly staff. Definatley worth a walk around when visiting derby

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Derby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are into bird watching you can always stand outside and watch the Peregrine Falcons. It is not unusual to see a group of intrepid twitchers standing on Cathedral Green staring skywards on the lookout for these majestic birds. There again if you can't be bothered to get out of bed, you can always use the webcam to be... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although a nurse for almost thirty years I never realized that the Lady of the Lamp was born in the area of Derby. That is until our visit to the Derby Cathedral where there is a wall plaque of Florence Nightingale, it was with a feeling of pride that took a photo of the founder of my profession. The magnificent... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Lovely cathedral with friendly volunteers who greeted us at the door with a small information panel. Bit more modern than expected but lovely, and discovered that Bess of Hardwick is buried there, yes I have a bit of a soft spot for her. Definitely worth a visit

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Derby, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Bright light and airy as a cathedral of this age should be A lovely, well used, airy space for worship Do try to go when there is a guided tour taking place or you will miss so much and not realise how interesting the "furniture" is ... "from a Turkish second hand shop" item ! The tower tour is fascinating... More

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

There was nothing to dislike about this building. The staff are very friendly and helpful. A delightful mixture of architecture, modern pieces of art and a light and airy building. Not a large building, that is usually associated with a cathedral but it wasn't built as a cathedral originally. The majority of the building today was built in the Georgian... More

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
40 helpful votes 40 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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