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Worcester Cathedral

Architecture across the ages

Worcester & Around

This huge cathedral is described as one of England’s most interesting with architecture across the ages. The first cathedral was founded in 680 and the next in 983, followed by the present building begun in 1084. The atmospheric Norman Crypt is the earliest part of the building.

In Anglo-Saxon times this was a centre of learning, and Worcester’s Benedictine monks continued to study theology, law, medicine, history, mathematics, physics, and astronomy here. Medieval textbooks still exist in the Cathedral Library (visit by appointment).

Enjoy the beautiful interiors, gorgeous stained glass including animals from Genesis – look for the pink giraffe! See the royal tombs of King John (1216) and Prince Arthur Tudor (1502) and explore the Crypt.

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8 College Yard, Worcester, WR1 2LA

Worcester Cathedral

Medieval & Tudor


Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Michael D Beckwith on Unsplash