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Salisbury Cathedral

Located in Salisbury, Wiltshire, South West England, England

The tallest church spire in the UK. Built on only four feet of foundations. Chapter house contains one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. Building started in 1220, cloisters and chapter house completed 1280...

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Canterbury Cathedral World Heritage Site, Kent

Located in Canterbury, Kent, South East England, England

Founded in 597 by Augustine, its first Archbishop. Founded as a cathedral and Benedictine monastery. Refounded as a cathedral after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Canterbury is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Can...

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Wells Cathedral

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. West front contains amongst the finest collection of statuary in Europe. Famous for scissor arches inside the cathedral that support its central tower. Begun in 1180. Wells Cathedral...

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Durham Cathedral World Heritage Site

Located in Durham City, Durham, North East England, England

The finest example of Norman architecture in the UK. Durham Cathedral dominates its city and the surrounding landscape. Begun in 1093. The building took almost 40 years to complete. Durham Cathedral is a UNESCO World Her...

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Winchester Cathedral

Located in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England

Jane Austen is buried here. Originally founded in 642. Winchester Cathedral is said to have the longest nave of any cathedral in Europe. The existing building, started in 1079, is the seat of the Bishop of Winchester. Th...

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Gloucester Cathedral

Located in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

One of the UK's finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture. The site of a former Saxon abbey dating from 681. Benedictine monastery from the eleventh century. Consecrated St. Peterís Abbey in 1100. Henry III cr...

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Chichester Cathedral Chagal Window

Located in Chichester, West Sussex, South East England, England

Window designed by the great twentieth century artist Marc Chagall. Made by Charles Marq. Dedicated by the Bishop of Chichester in 1978...

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Ely Cathedral

Located in Ely, Cambridgeshire, East of England, England

'The ship of the Fens'. Ely Cathedral was begun at the end of the eleventh century. The monastic church became a cathedral in 1109. The Diocese of Ely was carved out of the Diocese of Lincoln Cathedral. The monastery at...

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St Paul's Cathedral, London

Located in City of London, London, England

Since 604AD, there's been a cathedral dedicated to St Paul in the City of London. When the Great Fire of London burnt down the last cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren designed the current building which was erected between...

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Exeter Cathedral, Devon

Located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, England

Longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in the world. Exeter Cathedral was founded in 1050 when bishopric of Devon and Cornwall was transferred from Crediton. Decorated Gothic architecture. Damaged during both the Dissolut...

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York Minster

Located in York, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and The Humber, England

The largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. The seat of the Archbishop of York. There has been a church on this site since 627. An archetectural masterpiece, the York Minster we see today was was built over a period...

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Truro Cathedral

Located in Truro, Cornwall, South West England, England

Built on the site of the thirteenth century parish church of St Mary. Built in the nineteenth century by the architect John Loughborough Pearson, a leading figure of the 19th Century Gothic Revival. Early English Gothic...

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St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk

Located in Suffolk, East of England, England

The death of Edmund, king of East Angles, in 869 led to the building of a Norman Abbey to house his remains. Within the grounds of the Abbey a church was built dedicated to St. James. Today's Cathedral is the successor t...

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Arundel Cathedral

Located in Arundel, West Sussex, South East England, England

Roman Catholic cathedral overlooking town of Arundel. Designated a cathedral in 1965. Formerly the Catholic parish church of Arundel. Built by the Howard Family, Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel...

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Bishop's Palace

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for around eight hundred years. Next to Wells Cathedral. Surrounded by a moat and high walls with gatehouse and drawbridge. Fourteen acres of gardens including St.Andrew's Spring fro...

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Lincoln Cathedral

Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England

Originally a church founded in the 950s to help evangelise the area. Begun in 1072 on the orders of William The Conqueror. Masterpiece of English Gothic architecture. It's believed that Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest...

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Southwark Cathedral (copyright Southwark Cathedral)

Located in Southwark, London, England

Shakespeare buried his brother, Edmond, here in 1607. A Saxon church then a Norman Augustinian Priory. Designated as a cathedral in 1905. Heresy trials occurred in the Lady Chapel in 1555, under Mary I of England. An 18t...

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Chester Cathedral

Located in Chester, Cheshire, North West England, England

Built on foundations going back to 907AD. Chester Cathedral was originally a Benedictine abbey until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Designated a cathedral 1540. Chester Mystery Plays still performed here...

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Exeter Cathedral Close

Located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, England

Beautiful pedestrian area around Exeter Cathedral. Restaurants, cafes and shops. Impressive statue of Richard Hooker, the Anglican theologian...

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Bristol Cathedral

Located in Bristol City, Bristol, South West England, England

Formerly an Augustinian monastery established in twelfth century. Abbey dissolved by Henry VIII in sixteenth century. New diocese of Bristol formed, abbey given cathedral status. First women priests in Church of England...

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