England Journals

Cathedrals we have visited

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to England by catsholiday

Quote: A collection of thoughts on Cathedrals we have visited in recent times.

St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Attraction | "St Nicks is neat and nice"

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St Nicholas Cathedral, New Castle Upon TyneWe spent a day in Newcastle exploring the area around the Tyne and Millennium Bridges and across the river to the castle and then this Cathedral.This certainly isn’t the biggest or most impressive cathedral in our country but it this the principle place of worship in most northerly diocese in England and I can never pass a cathedral or large church or indeed many places of worship without having a look if they are open. I am not in any way religious but I do find all buildings that have a spiritual focus have an aura about them that I can’t quite explain and they are also often very beautiful and interesting buildings in themselves....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 14, 2012

St. Nicholas Cathedral
St Nicholas Square
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England NE1 1PF
+44 191 232 1939

Winchester Cathedral

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Attraction | "Part 2 - the Right hand side!"

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This is such an interesting building that I had to split my review this is part 2And coming back down the other side of the cathedral we went in to gaze at the amazing stone sculpted altar screen which was really beautiful. The screen dates back to the 15th century but there are also some more recent statues which were added in the 19th century. The choir stalls are also beautifully carved wood and look suitably grand for a cathedral of this stature.Continuing on we made a slight detour into one of the two chapels near the library. This was the Fisherman’s chapel which was quite small and had a very simple wooden altar and two simple wooden statues either side. The grave of Isa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 12, 2011

Winchester Cathedral
1 The Close
Winchester SO23 9LS
+44 (1962) 857-200

Winchester Cathedral

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Attraction | "Part 1 Down the left side "

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WINCHESTER CATHEDRALOn our first day in the area we went to visit the famous cathedral. Yes that cathedral and my husband hummed the tune all the way around the city!We parked and walked through the town and following the signs easily found the cathedral. As it was a lovely sunny day there were lots of people picnicking or just sitting in the park area in front of the cathedral. It was a very English scene with the trees shading the walkway, people enjoying lying or sitting in the sun and the beautiful cathedral in the background.Winchester was once the capital city of England ( in c828) and the cathedral was the heart of this ancient capital for nearly a thousand years. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 12, 2011

Winchester Cathedral
1 The Close
Winchester SO23 9LS
+44 (1962) 857-200

Chichester Cathedral

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Attraction | "Cigar smoking gargoyles at Chichester Cathedral"

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Chichester Cathedral is a Christian church built over 900 years ago in the city of Chichester in Sussex. It has had a mixed history and been rebuilt and had other parts added over the years. In 1075 William the Conqueror ordered a cathedral to be built in Chichester and the main part of the present building was dedicated in 1108. Then again after two serious fires it was re - consecrated in 1199. The 277 ft spire is actually Victorian although it was originally added in the late 13th or early 14th century after it collapsed in 1861 it was rebuilt by Sir Gilbert Scott in four years.During the fifteenth century several important features were added to the cathedral: the cloisters, enclosing...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2009

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester, West Sussex, England PO19 1PX
(01243) 782595

Durham Cathedral

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Attraction | "Is This the Most Beautiful Cathedral in the World?"

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INTRODUCTION:The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, is in the city of Durham, North east England. The cathedral is thought to be one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and because of this has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Castle which is opposite the Cathedral just cross Palace Green.The Cathedral was built on a peninsula of land created by a loop in the meandering River Wear and the west end towers over the gorge.OPENING TIMES AND PRICESOpening hours: Mon – Sat 9.30am - 5pmSun 12.30 – 5.30pm (evening opening is extended to 8pm from Sat 18th July to Mon 31...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 23, 2009

Durham Cathedral

Durham, England