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Hereford Cathedral

History

Blessed Sacrament windowBuilt on a place of worship used since Saxon times, Hereford Cathedral contains some of the finest examples of architecture from Norman times to the present day including the 13th century shrine of St Thomas of Hereford, the 14th century Lady Chapel, the early 16th century Audley Chapel and the modern library building housing the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.

Recent additions to the cathedral include:

The painted and gilded shrine to St Ethelbert, martyred AD 794

The Thomas Traherne stained glass windows, dedicated to Hereford�s 17th century poet and cleric.

Our new Ascension SAS memorial window and sculpture by John Maine RA

 

Attractions

The Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition introduces visitors to the story of the Hereford Mappa Mundi and to some of the treasures contained in our manuscripts and ancient books.

The Cathedral Shop stocks an extensive range of souvenirs, cards and gifts from around the world and the Cloister Caf� serves a wide selection of traditional refreshments, light lunches, drinks, sandwiches and mouth-watering homemade cakes and teatime treats.

Other activities include:

Cathedral Tours: Mon � Sat: Easter � October, 11am & 2pm

Secret Gardens Tours: Sat & Weds: June � August, 3pm

Tower Tours: Easter � Sept: Thurs & Sat: 10.30am � 3pm
(extended opening during school holidays)

Lunchtime organ concerts: Tue: May � Sept, 1.15pm

Plus a range of other recitals, concerts, events and exhibitions. You can even see the working stonemasons yard where skilled craftsmen still use traditional methods to restore this ancient and beautiful cathedral.

Local Interest

Contact Visit Herefordshire for details.
www.visitherefordshire.co.uk
Tel: 01432 807275