Hereford Cathedral, Hereford

Packed with historical curios, Hereford Cathedral is an 11th-century cathedral that houses ten bells in its 43 m (140 ft) tower. Decorative work on the arches and columns of the nave date back to the Norman conquest. In the nave's southern aisle, you'll see 14th-century tombs and effigies including that of Sir Richard Pembridge, Knight of the Garter during Edward III reign, who wears the garter even in death. However, the treasure of the cathedral is the Mappa Mundi, a 13th-century map of the world. For the best vantage point of cathedral's interior, stand in the northern doorway. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hereford Cathedral by using our Hereford trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • The site of the cathedral became a place of worship in the 8th century or earlier although the oldest part of the current building, the bishop's chapel, dates to the 11th century. The cathedral is a.....  more »
  • Beautiful peaceful and a wonderful setting a huge amount of amazing histories well relating to Herefordshire  more »
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  • I'm not normally easily impressed by a church building...because ultimately it's, well, only a building! But this cathedral was special, very impressive and had a certain presence about it, I just wanted to sing out loud.. My hubby felt the same, he really liked it, too. The courtyard is also special and peaceful, but having said that, the cafe was closed at the time.
  • Lovely cathedral located near Hereford city centre. The architecture is incredible. The surrounding landscaped gardens are a nice place to sit on a bench or relax on the grass. You can sit for hours on a sunny day reading a book or enjoying the view

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