One of England’s loveliest cathedrals, with Royal Tombs, Medieval cloisters, an ancient crypt and Chapter House and magnificent Victorian stained glass.
The present Cathedral building was begun in 1084. It is dedicated to Christ and the blessed Virgin Mary. Its attractions include King John’s tomb, Prince Arthur’s chantry, the early 12th Century Chapter House and St. Wulfstan’s crypt.
Entry is still free.
The Tower is open on Saturdays and school holidays in the Summer, giving fantastic views of the City and beyond. Various exhibitions are shown throughout the year.
Guided tours for adults or children and school workshops can be booked. Special needs groups are welcome.
We offer refreshments in Cloister Cafe, a quality gift shop and meeting rooms available for hire.
A superb venue for classical concerts, which are held regularly at the Cathedral.
The Cathedral Library open by appointment, is one of the country’s most important libraries of medieval books and music.
Disabled Access – most parts of the Cathedral are accessible and parking can be made available for disabled visitors.
- Accepts groups
- Baby changing facilities
- Building of historical interest
- Children welcome
- Christmas special programme
- Coach parties accepted
- Coach parties welcomed
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled facilities
- Disabled toilets
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for groups
- Guided tours for individuals
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Snacks/afternoon tea
- Special diets available
- Totally non-smoking
- Vegetarian diet available
- Wheelchairs available