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Southwell Minster

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Address: Church St., Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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Southwell is a parish church, a minster and a cathedral and has been virtually unchanged since its founding in 1108. So wonderful to see the Norman towers on the west front and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Southwell is a parish church, a minster and a cathedral and has been virtually unchanged since its founding in 1108. So wonderful to see the Norman towers on the west front and the imposing pillars and arches in the nave. The modern stained glass in the west window by Patrick Reyntiens (1996) is beautiful with each panel composed of angels... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Following a visit to the Victorian workhouse we went into Southwell for lunch and followed it by an inquisitive look at the minster. We were greeted on arrival inside by a very friendly lady who explained a few things about the history of the minster and what there was to see and was happy for us to approach her to... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was surprised how large this church was. The clergy staff were very knowledgeable and helpful with sharing lots of history and information about the Minster. Also the Bishops Palace was very interesting as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Southwell with family and friends, a nice place to walk around not very big we missed the market but the cathedral I found interesting every one enjoyed the day

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and well maintained building. Nice coffee shop and gift shop too. We included a visit to the Archbishop Bishop's Palace which is right next door. There is a pay and display car park opposite on Church Street. The first two hours are free,but you will need to get a ticket and display it. Two hours should be plenty of... More 

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sw uk
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as part of our tour of uk Cathedrals we found it welcoming and interesting, the chapter house carvings are lovely and the mini guide and the stewards were very helpful.

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Thank willowSwUk
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited after the workhouse. Delightful minster. Deceptive from the outside. New and old inside. Interesting architecture. Archbishop s palace next door, worth a visit too Beautiful ceiling.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful ancient building, fascinating history and very helpful guides. Excellent gift shop and cafe. Directions to it in the town could have been better, or maybe it was just me!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit- the architecture is interesting and I was amazed by the wood carvings inside the minster. The grounds are also lovely and overall an lovely place to visit.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A jewel of a cathedral set in a fascinating town with loads of history. Loved the 'walls that talked' presentation .. atmospheric

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