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Hereford Cathedral

5 College Cloisters Cathedral Close | Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG, England
+44 1432 374200
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Mapa Mundi

A trip to Hereford would not be complete without a visit to Hereford Cathedral. The Cathedral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mel S
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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Amazing

What a beautiful place. It took my breath away. So much to look at and admire. Sadly our coach was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron J
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 College Cloisters Cathedral Close | Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to Hereford would not be complete without a visit to Hereford Cathedral. The Cathedral exhibits the Mapa Mundi. Which is the first known map of the world dating back many centuries. Also the chain library. These amongst other exhibits too numerous to mention...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. It took my breath away. So much to look at and admire. Sadly our coach was due so only had 30 minutes, would have loved longer.

Thank Ron J
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so glad your brief visit has whetted your appetite to see more! Thank you for coming - and for taking the time to post this brief review. Do come again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Normans said that the Welsh Marshes was where European civilisation ended, and to defend their English conquest against the marauding Welsh they persuaded some of their knights to settle along the Marches by boosting rag-taggle Hereford with a great market to attract traders, and...More

Thank 576davidjames
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting, and for your well-informed review. We’re hoping the cathedral will last another 800years or so!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic cathedral. Free entry (donation requested). York Minster take note! People much more likely to go in then make donation. Service every hour just a short prayer reflective session. Very good. Small shop selling reasonable prices goods Didn’t go in cafe or visit Map...More

Thank Tracey G
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for this appreciative review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope it will be possible for you to visit again and see some more of our treasures. (NB We do have to charge for access to the Mappa Mundi,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

FREE entry, only ask a donation unlike other cathedrals charging £10! So much to see with no restriction - we absolutely loved it

Thank Jan L
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for highlighting our policy of free entry. It’s very important to us to maintain this so that people feel welcome to visit often, whatever their circumstances. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cathedral as on previous visits to Hereford have been thrilling and a place where we like to wonder around. The cathedral itself has some beautiful stonemasonery to admire. When we visited there was a ceremony for the youngest WW1 soldier who was...More

Thank Tracy M
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for reviewing your visit. It was good that you were able to attend at the same time as our very moving ceremony commemorating Basil Webb, one hundred years after his sad death at Cambrai. We’re always pleased to welcome visitors -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit quite often at different times of the year always amazing Particularly good during summer and at Xmas

Thank LuinHereford
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We always like to hear from people who visit the cathedral often - you are very welcome. Thank you very much for posting your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The B & B was very comfortable and the staff very friendly. Its Location is central to the town and all amenities/train station. The rooms were decorated very tasteful and spotlessly clean.The Cathedral is amazing inside with led glass windows and a huge organ,worth a...More

Thank maurapostings
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Hereford and to the cathedral. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As good as most but nothing stunning. Mappa Mundi good together with chained library. Seen and done but nothing to go out of way for.

Thank Nigel P
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - we're sorry you didn't find the Mappa Mundi stunning, as it is unique in the world - but everyone has different tastes and opinions!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the heart of Hereford adjacent the River Wye, the total experience is something not to be missed. Inside the Cathedral you will be embraced by a magnificent holy dynamic. The gardens are well laid out and maintained. Have a coffee and cake as...More

Thank Alex L
Clare S, Public Relations Manager at Hereford Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for posting this very enthusiastic review - 'a magnificent holy dynamic' is a great phrase! (We might steal it for some of our marketing publications, if you don't mind?) We are really glad you enjoyed spending time in our beautiful...More

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MissDanax
16 June 2017|
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Response from Clare S | Property representative |
Hello! As others have said, entry to the cathedral itself is completely free, though donations are appreciated and we do charge for guided tours. Details of current entry fees for the Mappa Mundi, Chained Library and special... More
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Claudia E
12 February 2015|
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Response from Clare S | Property representative |
Just to clarify the situation on behalf of the cathedral - I'm afraid that our office staff are not able to look after dogs while their owners look round the cathedral. This may have been possible in the past but the... More
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