Birmingham Cathedral
Birmingham Cathedral
4.5
Architectural BuildingsChurches & Cathedrals
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:20 AM - 5:15 PM
About
The UK's third smallest Cathedral, but truly stunning and the only green space within the city. Designed in a fine English Baroque style, this elegant Cathedral is decorated with four stained glass windows by Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones. Daily services and prayer. All are welcome.
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  • permia
    62,085 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inspiring place of worship
    Even though the interior was undergoing some cleaning and repair, nevertheless it was still possible to appreciate what an inspiring place of worship it is. Consecrated in 1715 and in the Baroque style, the facades are beautiful with elongated windows and lovely stone work. Along the aisle are boundaries of gorgeous columns and arches. Galleries in wood line both sides. A fine organ of golden pipes is there for musical accompaniment. In the grounds are impressive monuments and memorial headstones.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • TOONIST
    Leicester, United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Building not to be Missed.
    Religous or not, Birmingham Cathederal is a 'must visit' next time you explore this amazing city. Book a free tour online to get up close and personal with the most beautiful and famous stained glass windows you'll probably ever see. If you are lucky enough to bump into Rob Petrie (front of house), he will tell you all about the ins and outs of this incredible building. There is even a ghost👻. Also, if you time it right and the bell ringers are pulling all the ropes, you will be treated to a free musical experience to tickle your eardrums. Google Birmingham Cathederal website for all the information you need....but no mention of the👻.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Andrea H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the chance to see the work of Burne Jones up close
    Stunning stained glass windows. The experience was really made by the people who work there. Colleen, Ailsa and her mum (who is the warden there) went out of their way to make our visit a memorable one. We didn't plan enough time for our visit, we could have stayed for hours chatting to the very knowledgeable and very lovely staff.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 28, 2024
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Laura C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Birmingham Cathedral is a lovely English Baroque style building, very unique compared to other cathedrals in England that I have visited. I went on a churchyard tour which was really interesting and provided a lot of information about the history of the cathedral and churchyard. I then went inside the cathedral which is only small but very impressive. It was very quiet when I visited and a chaplain told me all about the stained glass within the cathedral. It was a really interesting experience and the people who work there were very helpful. If you have an interest in cathedrals then I would highly recommend visiting Birmingham Cathedral.
Written August 26, 2021
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bmac5
Birmingham, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I’m a local so often pop into the Cathedral to look at the Burne-Jones windows which are just beautiful. However, today I took advantage of the Divine Beauty guided tour and it really added to my enjoyment. The guide had an impressive knowledge about the history of the windows which was very interesting. She also pointed out little details on the windows and explained how some of the colour effects were achieved. I was very pleased that funds are now available to do restoration work on the windows so locals and visitors can continue to enjoy their beauty. It is worth just going to look at the windows but if you do get chance to do the Divine Beauty tour, I would highly recommend it
Written November 2, 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
Having just checked into our hotel we begun our 5 days trip to Birmingham by having a walk around and we chanced upon Birmingham Cathedral .
The seat of the Bishop Of Birmingham and constructed between 1710 - 1725 ,it was actually consecrated in 1715 ,this beautiful Grade I listed cathedral is built in the Baroque style of architecture that is so pleasing on the eye from designs from architect Thomas Archer ,its also known as St Philips and is the third smallest cathedral in England.
During world war two the cathedral suffered extensive damage and was restored to its former glory in 1948 .
We walked through the beautiful well kept grounds and I must say the cathedral really is stunning ,the bell tower which was later added in 1725 is the most fantastic feature of the cathedral, very photogenic, makes for some great photographic opportunities and is easy to locate along Colmore Row .
Most definitely well worth a visit if you're in the area or planning to visit Birmingham.
Written September 10, 2020
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Hi there, What a lovely review of the cathedral thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your impromptu visit the both Cathedral Square and Birmingham Cathedral. We hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Liz @BhamCathedral
Written April 16, 2021
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Amy
187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
We attended a candlelight concert from a string quartet at the cathedral, which was just so enjoyable. I think it’s a wonderful way to bring new people into such a beautiful building, especially as the contemporary programme of music attracted what I suspect is a much younger crowd of people than would normally visit!

The Burne-Jones windows are stunning, the cathedral is worth a visit for these alone. A great atmosphere for the concert, but equally the atmosphere is so peaceful when you come as a visitor during the day too.
Written August 27, 2022
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Robert3856
Surrey, UK578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I went into Birmingham Cathedral whilst I was staying in the City.

It is absolutely beautiful in there.

They are currently restoring the beautiful stained glass windows. These pre raphaelite windows were designed by Edmund Burne Jones

As I went in on Maundy Thursday the organist was practising for the Easter services.

The entry price is free as well, not like some other Cathedrals I have visited.
Written April 10, 2023
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TOONIST
Leicester, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Religous or not, Birmingham Cathederal is a 'must visit' next time you explore this amazing city. Book a free tour online to get up close and personal with the most beautiful and famous stained glass windows you'll probably ever see. If you are lucky enough to bump into Rob Petrie (front of house), he will tell you all about the ins and outs of this incredible building. There is even a ghost👻. Also, if you time it right and the bell ringers are pulling all the ropes, you will be treated to a free musical experience to tickle your eardrums. Google Birmingham Cathederal website for all the information you need....but no mention of the👻.
Written July 29, 2023
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Penelope
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This centrally located cathedral and park is definitely worth a visit if you're in Birmingham. It's very small, probably half an hour max if you are just here for sightseeing - obviously going to a service or event will take longer. The cathedral is free to enter and has a small display about the history of the building's stained glass windows and their creator. Architecturally quite distinct from many other English cathedrals both inside and out.
Written February 6, 2023
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intothefringe
Birmingham, UK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It was a Sunday morning and the Bishop (?) was outside welcoming visitors in to the cathedral and we were super lucky as there was a fantastic choir practice being performed which was truly heavenly. We knew all about the Pre Raphaelite Bourne Jones stained glass windows (which had been taken down during the WWII and kept in a welsh slate mine for security) but had forgotten how beautiful they are. Lots of information available for visitors and opportunity to escape the world made this a memorable stop on our whirlwind tour of Birmingham City Centre with our "keys to the City" at hand
Written June 30, 2022
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Ian S
Blackpool, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A tiny but perfectly formed Cathedral, most likely the smallest I have ever visited.

It was lovely to hear the young organist practising a rather complex piece with total commitment if not having matching socks...

Perhaps introducing a "card" donation system would considerably enhance their coffers.
Written October 24, 2022
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permia
Ireland62,085 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Even though the interior was undergoing some cleaning and repair, nevertheless it was still possible to appreciate what an inspiring place of worship it is.

Consecrated in 1715 and in the Baroque style, the facades are beautiful with elongated windows and lovely stone work.

Along the aisle are boundaries of gorgeous columns and arches. Galleries in wood line both sides. A fine organ of golden pipes is there for musical accompaniment.

In the grounds are impressive monuments and memorial headstones.
Written June 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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