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“Ancient Maps and books and modern windows”
Review of Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Hereford
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Ancient Maps and books and modern windows”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Hereford Cathedral is certainly worth a few hours of your time. It is not the largest of cathedrals and so is quite managable. The ancient Mappa Mundi is a fascinating insight into the way in which previous generations have perceived the world. Although the original is rather dark , the finer details can be appreciated on the facsmilie copy in the exhibition area. The Chained library is fascinating, with ancient editions of some key reformation works. It is a pity that a few are not open to view. The accompanying exhibition on the history of book printing is interesting. However, for us the star is the small chapel with wonderful modern stained glass windows commemorating the poet Traherene, There is so much detail in each window which just keeps you transfixed as you see more and more in them

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great historical interest”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

As cathedrals go, this is as good as most, but its real interest is its housing of the Mappa Mundi, and its chained library. It is interesting and I'm glad I visited, however a £6 charge is a little steep (although the cathedral is free).

Visited April 2013
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Spectacular building”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

A really interesting cathedral well worth a visit. The Mappa mundi exhibition was excellent. Decent tea shop in the cathedral.

Visited April 2013
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Spectacular!!!!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is definately a MUST SEE for all the family, such a beautiful building, lots of history & information readily available. Thank you to all the hard work of everyone involved!

Visited March 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Lovely time at Hereford Cathedral. Despite living in Worcestershire for 9 years I have never visited the Cathedral in Hereford. Even saw Craig Revel Horwood

Visited April 2013
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