With their soaring spires and a multitude of architectural styles under every roof, Britain’s world famous cathedrals are soaked in a history so expansive that is spans the millennium. Though their primary function was spiritual, their size, grandeur and opulence was an important part of their purpose, becoming something of a symbol of the Church’s wealth, power and prosperity.
Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting.
BRITAIN’s Top 10 cathedrals
Britain is home to some of the oldest and most spectacular cathedrals in the world. Here are 10 of our favourites.
The English cathedral
The interiors of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals are strikingly different. We examine the history and design of these majestic buildings
A weekend in Winchester
We take a tour of this wonderful city and discover an incredible history, beautiful architecture and a thriving foodie scene.
City Spires: London’s churches
Kings and queens lie in their grounds, they tell the story of the capital’s history, they’re immortalised in art and literature, and they create a skyline like no other
Britain’s greatest cathedrals
You don’t have to be religious to believe that Britain’s cathedrals are the country’s greatest buildings, from the great medieval cathedrals to the Baroque brilliance of St Paul’s
St Paul’s Cathedral
With its famous great dome, Sir Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, has reinvented itself time after time and now stands as a true icon of the London skyline
Boasting a wealth of ancient buildings and monuments that have borne witness to defining moments in British history, Gloucester is truly a great English cathedral
Royal support to save Tudor Panels at Chichester Cathedral
Prince Charles is the patron of the new appeal launched to save magnificent Tudor Panel Paintings by local artist Lambert Barnard, in Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex.
Gloucester Cathedral is an inspirational arts venue
The magnificent 900-year-old cathedral in Gloucester is hosting major events, including Crucible, one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in Britain for ten years. GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL is planning major events this autumn and into next year….