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“Beautiful and Quiet”

Washington National Cathedral
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
Ranked #17 of 442 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilsons funeral and a prayer vigil for American hostages during the Iranian crisis.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Quiet”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a great place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of DC. It is a little tricky to get to, as it is slightly out of the way from the main tourist attractions. It is very beautiful though and you can spend quite a while here exploring the cathedral and the local area. Be warned though - the donation mentioned on the website is not voluntary! They will not let you in unless you pay it. But it is definitely worth it!!!

Visited July 2013
Thank Ellie G
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Valrico, Florida
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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2014

So the outside of this church is beautiful. The inside is not bad, the window I really wanted to see is unfortunately covered due to repair in that area of the church because of the earthquake. I don't know if there was an easier way to get to it but we had to walk a while to get to it all uphill which we're not used to since we live in Florida. It does cost like $10.00 per person to get into the church also so that was also disappointing.

Visited March 2014
Thank crystal t
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Highland, Maryland
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285 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Spectacular European-Like Cathedral”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

One of the new world's most spectacular cathedrals, it has unfortunately become a paid attraction. We've been going there for 45 years and its beauty and history are remarkable. It has lovely gardens, great stained glass and remarkable stone carvings. Christmas Eve and Easter services are very heavily attended but moving.

Visited April 2014
Thank RuffleScruffle
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The building was beautiful! The service was wonderful! We were part of a large group (276 people) and they accommodated our group without difficulty. We attended the 11:15 AM service and were very pleased. Everyone was so friendly, I will go back if ever in the area on a Sunday morning!

Visited March 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Off the beaten path of the Washington sights, the beautiful stained glass and carvings inside are well worth the trip, or the "hop off" of the tour bus.

Visited March 2014
Thank islandgirl078
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