Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
About
An Ancient Cathedral Full of Life & Wonder There has been a Cathedral in Lichfield for over 1300 years and its story is one bursting with history, art, culture and life. If you're looking for rich heritage, ancient artefacts, and stunning architecture then Lichfield Cathedral has it all. Lichfield Cathedral's story doesn't end with its past, it is very much alive with a vibrant programme of services, events and art projects to capture the imagination of all ages.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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AnnieAries
Lichfield, UK598 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Wonderful illumination show despite some Covid restrictions in place. Who says we can’t have fun outside?! A joyful experience.
Written December 29, 2021
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apophisguard
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,258 contributions
Dec 2021
I visited here with my mother and sister and purely by chance it was the Christmas Tree Festival. Now I have visited a few of these Tree festivals and this was by far the best! So many superbly decorated trees along the sides of the cathedral, all decorated by local businesses, schools and charities. If you wanted, you could also vote for your favourite tree. There was also an excellent Nativity scene constructed in one of the wings. The Cathedral itself was lit with candles and made for a wonderful ambience. Many thanks for all those responsible for putting this together.
Written December 23, 2021
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MrsB707
Birmingham, UK7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had tickets for the cathedral illuminated, unfortunately the organisers changed it to outdoor only due to Covid, which I could not really see why, on the original instructions it stated to wear a face mask and to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test, which we would have adhered to. Why then change it to outdoor only? The show outside lasted about 30 mins, all the children were bored.
Would not go again. Might have been a different story if it was also inside. Not worth the money.
Written December 19, 2021
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Purple Peril
84 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The unique three spired cathedral was lit up with illuminated images from the Christmas story, and inside a beautiful scene from the Nativity, a truly festive experience!
Christmas trees from organisations and companies lined the outskirts of the nave.
Staff were dedicated and friendly people always there to help.
A beautiful gift shop with plenty of wonderful gifts to choose from.
All Covid regulations were followed by public and staff alike.
The illumination of the cathedral and outer buildings was absolutely phenomenal.
In my opinion, apart from York Minster, this is the most atmospheric and serene cathedral in England; I will definitely return! 💕🙏
Written December 18, 2021
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Rolfies
lincolnshire437 contributions
Dec 2021
Visited for the Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) concert, FABULOUS. Greeted by the Dean with a good sense of humour and then moved onto the concert where the Cathedral choristers were outstanding. The show, as expected was brilliant but the inclusion of the organ made the hairs stand up. Awesome and well worth a trip from the depths of Lincolnshire! Loyd Grossman and Marc Almond mixed the evening up and whilst I like a bit of Tull (my husband is a huge fan) if Marc Almond had done Tainted Love I would have probably popped with excitement. All in all a good evening which could have only been improved by bathroom facilities and more appropriate bar prices, £5 for a bottle of beer or a mini bottle of wine? Like I said...a good sense of humour somewhere.
Written December 5, 2021
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Neil576
Market Drayton, UK325 contributions
Dec 2021
A wonderful place to escape the world for an hour or so. Regardless of your personal beliefs it is a place of peace and tranquility. The staff and volunteers are wonderful really friendly and helpful. It is a magnificent building and evidence that humankind can achieve some wonderful things.
Written December 5, 2021
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK734 contributions
Nov 2021
he stunning exterior of this beautiful cathedral is breath taking as you approach from the west side.  This 700 year old cathedral contains some magnificent Stained glass windows made in Belgium in the early 16th Century and imported by a local benefactor in 1802 which were reconstructed in the Eastern section and should not be missed.
There a couple of medieval frescoes in the south choir aisle which avoided the damage done by the reformation which are  a delight to see.  The 
Vestibule and Chapter house also have some interesting features.
If you are in Lichfield do not miss this wonderful Cathedral.
Written December 4, 2021
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Janice F
Walsall, UK190 contributions
Dec 2021
Visited Lichfield Cathedral to see a Jethro Tull Christmas Concert. The Cathedral is beautiful, however, when you enter the Cathedral someone looks at your tickets and tells you where to go. A lot of the chairs aren't showing the seat number and when we found our row it was difficult to get in the one side as the seats are too close to the row in front and so we went round the other aisle only to find someone sitting in our seats. We said to them that these were our seats and they moved straight away, I think they already knew that they were in the wrong seats as the two chairs which were their seats looked very uncomfortable. There were many people not wearing masks which wasn't very reassuring. Also, we were in row N and it was very difficult to see the stage, especially if you are small like I am. However, saying all that, we did really enjoy the concert.
Written December 3, 2021
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bobkat666
Colchester, UK297 contributions
Nov 2021
quite impressive. no monarchs to be found here. the front outside is nice and the ceiling inside is nice. i liked he pinkish colour of he exterior....
Written November 18, 2021
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Eddie730
County Durham, UK146 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
As a visitor interested in Churches, heritage, and history it is so nice to have a friendly welcome to a place.

It really can make all the difference between an excellent visit and a poor one.

Lichfield's welcome was just lovely!

This Cathedral is HUGE and a wonderful place to visit.
Written November 9, 2021
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Lichfield Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM