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“Beautiful minster and the refractory has excellent cakes”
Review of Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Southwell
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

As I live in Nottingham I often take visitors to Southwell Minister. It is beautiful and I always find something new to admire. I love the chapter house with its green men and animal carving and the remains of a Roman mosaic floor are worth a look. There is also the ruined palace of the Archbishop in the grounds and the impressive Georgian Prebendal houses lining Church Street opposite the minister. After visiting the minister I usually succumb to tea and home-made cake in the refractory which I also highly recommend. The tourist information next door has an interesting display about the modern stained glass windows in the minster. It is lovely to be able to park for free for two hours in the car park opposite (although you do need to get a free ticket from the machine).

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stunning and friendly guides. I was totally impressed. Very well maintained. Very interesting and obviously has lots of volunteers with a passion. I will return.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Southwell itself is a good small town/ village to take a look at. The Saracen's Head pub is where Charles II was arrested during the civil war. The Minster itself is spectacular, even when the choir is not in attendance. Take a walk round the town for a flavour of "English Shire" life.

Thank melmoff
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Southwell Minster is a stunning example of church History. Restored heavily over the years it retains some wonderful examples of church architecture - the Chapter House is an absolute gem with amazing carvings (despite the damage caused during the Civil War).
The volunteers on duty were welcoming and friendly, providing an interesting insight into the life and history of this cathedral church.

Thank FormerFlyer19560415
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were in Southwell on 1 April and decided to visit the Minster in the afternoon to get out of the biting cold wind. Such a good idea. We were made to feel welcome on entering by two members of the congregation who showed us where to get guide books etc. We spent a very interesting hour looking around and then saw a notice for the organ recital starting in 15 minutes. What a delight. We then went to the cafe for a lovely cup of tea. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrea E
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