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Lichfield Cathedral

  • 19A The Close Map It
  • Lichfield
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

19A The Close, Lichfield, WS13 7LD, England

Map It

Phone:

01543-306100

Sight Details:

  • Free; suggested donation £4

Published 08/30/2016

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