Architecture across the ages
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.