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“Beautiful building and surroundings”
Review of Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Hereford
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“Beautiful building and surroundings”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Worth a visit.
No admission charge.
Not so magnificent as Lincoln and some other Cathedrals in my view, but still awe inspiring.
Nice grounds and you can walk to Castle Green and the River Wye.
Check out the magnificent vaulted ceiling and then massive circular radiators on the heating system.
Lots of old tombs of knights and ladies but some lack information .

Visited November 2013
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and full of interest”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Although we did not see the Mappa Mundi we really enjoyed our visit. This is an impressive cathedral with lots of interesting features inside especially the lady chapel and side chapels. It has wonderful stained glass. I concur with a previous reviewer:- in winter wrap up well as it is not very well heated!! The cafeteria overlooking the cloister serves nice cakes!

Visited November 2013
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“Simply stunning.”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Like most cathedrals, there is a real sense of calm and serenity here. But the architecture and attention to detail is simply stunning. Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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“Mappa Mundi visit”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We went specifically to look at the Mappa Mundi. It costs between £5 and £6 to see this but it is certainly worth a visit. There is a small exhibition before you get to the map and a visual presentation which gives you more information which you do need before you see it. The map is crammed full of images and you do need some explanation. There was a very knowledgeable guide in the room who patiently pointed out things of interest. Her enthusiasm was infectious.
The cathedral itself is beautiful with much to see and appreciate. When you need a break, there is a small café in the cloisters which is tastefully decorated in blue and yellow tablecloths and tableware.
We were fortunate to be there when some local schools were practising for an evening service. The singing in the Cathedral was clear and melodious.

Visited November 2013
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful place to go”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Really calm and beautiful steeped in history but with some modern elements. Cold in winter so go wrapped up

Visited November 2013
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