History and beauty combine at Worcester Cathedral, built over a period of over four centuries, starting in 1084. The cathedral represents every style of English architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. Noted for its Norman crypt and unique chapter house, the cathedral also features unusual Transitional Gothic bays, fine woodwork, and an iconic central tower. The cathedral contains the tomb of King John who, before his death in 1216, specifically requested to be buried here, between the shrines of St. Wulstan and St. Oswald (which no longer exist). Guided historical tours are offered year round, which you can book online or at the cathedral’s Chapter Office. By using our Worcester road trip planning website , you can arrange your visit to Worcester Cathedral and other attractions in Worcester.
Worcester Cathedral Reviews
I was amazed at the height of the cathedral and with some outstanding stain-glass windows Popular with schools as we saw at least two there on our visit. If energetic you can walk up to the gallery. P... more »
We stopped here on our way to the Cotswolds, having no real preconceived notion of the cathedral - we were so pleasantly surprised! It is easy to get to, and in the middle of the day on a Thursday the... more »
Full of religious and royal history, being the resting place of many kings of England including King John of England, dating back to the year 680. A beautiful piece of awe-inspiring architecture steeped in history and religion. Walking through this building certainly evokes many emotions, whether religious or wonder, it is worth the visit!
Visited Worcester Cathedral to see the tomb of my 24x Great Grandfather, King John. As a direct descendant of his it was a humbling experience to visit with my two young children. The guides were very informative and the cathedral is magnificent. Worth a visit.
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