I'm amazed at the number of reviewers who seem to have moral preoccupations paying to go sightseeing in a cultural landmark of this magnitude. Do the same people refuse to pay for a concert ticket if the concert takes place in a church? Perhaps they think that guides and restoration workers deserve smaller wages than artists?
We came here on a sunny day in June, paid £10 each, and this is what we got: entrance and a leisurely walk around one of the world's most important historical buildings; marvellous sights of tombs and splendid gothic arches, not to mention some amazingly well preserved stained glass; a thoroughly enjoyable one hour-tour with an extremely well-informed guide. Simply an unforgettable experience.
I guess those who decide to yell at workers, refuse to pay and instead storm into a church to take photos are convinced they're somehow of a higher moral standing than those of us who prefer to contribute to the general upkeep and running of the cathedral. I'm sure we'll find out if this is really so when time comes ...
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