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Highlights

Highlights

Royal tombs

Worcester Cathedral has two royal burials - King John (died 1216) and Prince Arthur Tudor (died 1502). King John's tomb can be found in front of the High Altar and Prince Arthur's Chantry just to the right of the High Altar.

Architecture

Worcester Cathedral has been described as 'possibly the most interesting of all English cathedrals, particularly architecturally'. Here you can see every style of English architecture from the Norman Crypt built in 1084 through to Perpendicular Gothic (built in the 1500s). More information can be found here.

Medieval Library and Archive

Containing over 20,000 documents, there has been a library at Worcester Cathedral since Anglo-Saxon times. You can visit our medieval library by appointment. Click here for more information.

People of interest

For information about the famous names connected with Worcester cathedral click here

Music

Worcester has a proud musical tradition stretching back many centuries. For information about our choirs and music during services click here. For information about concerts click here.

Misericords

Worcester Cathedral has some beautiful 13th century misericords in the Quire. Please ask a welcome or verger if you would like to view them. More information can be found here

Stained Glass

There are many beautiful stained glass windows here. The Great West Window tells the story of creation from Genesis and shows many different animals. Can you spot our famous pink giraffe? There is more information here

Tower

Worcester Cathedral's central tower dominates the skyline of the city. It is the Cathedral's third tower, the first one collapsing in 1175 and the second one having to be dismantled as it was unsafe. The current tower was completed inĀ 1374 and you can climb it to enjoy the spectacular view across the city and beyond. For more information including ticket prices and opening times click here

Monastic history

Worcester Cathedral was home to a Benedictine order of monks before the Reformation and the medieval cloister andĀ Norman Chapter House are still in use today. Click here for more information.