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Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral Review

It's worth a detour (14 miles northeast of Birmingham on A38) to explore the only English cathedral with three spires. The sandstone building, beautifully sited by a tree-fringed pool, dates mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries, and the Lady Chapel glows with some 16th-century stained glass from the Cistercian abbey of Herkenrode, near Liège, in Belgium. Half-timber houses surround the peaceful grounds, and the town itself has Georgian buildings as well as the birthplace (now a museum) of lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson. Frequent trains from Birmingham New Street Station take 35 minutes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 19A The Close, Lichfield, WS13 7LD | Map It
  • Phone: 01543/306100
  • Cost: Free; suggested donation £4
  • Hours: Weekdays 7:30–6:15; Sat. 8–6.15; Sun. 7.30–5
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  • Location: Birmingham
Updated: 05-29-2014

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