What to See
There is so much to see on a visit to our Cathedral which was built specifically with major processions in mind so there is plenty of space to relax and explore!
From beautifully carved monuments and tombs to our famous Father Willis Organ, regular art exhibitions, our spectacular infinity font and the world’s oldest working mechanical clock you won't be disappointed.
The Cathedral is home to the best preserved of only four surviving Magna Carta (AD1215) which is listed on the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ register. We regret that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Chapter House is currently closed but a high resolution facsimile of Magna Carta is available to view inside the Cathedral.
Come and marvel at Britain’s tallest spire which weighs 6,500 tons, and take a stroll around the 80-acre Cathedral Close – the largest in Britain.
Plus we have a world class exhibition of contemprary art which is not to be missed - you can read about it here.
Don't forget your picnic (or buy a delicious snack from the Bell Tower Tea Rooms)!