Worcester Cathedral is one of England’s loveliest cathedrals. With royal tombs of King John and Prince Arthur, medieval cloisters, ancient crypt and chapter house, and magnificent Victorian stained glass. There is also a fascinating ancient library and archive, which houses the second largest collection of medieval manuscripts in any cathedral in the UK.
The Tower is usually open to climb during weekends and school holidays from February to mid-December (weather and events permitting). The Tower opens at 11am on a weekday and Saturdays, last entry is 4.30pm and on a Sunday it is open from 12.30, last entry is 3pm. Click here to download a full list of planned opening times in 2019; but please note that it may close at short notice during bad weather or for other operational reasons.
The Tower is the Cathedral's third tower. The first fell down in 1175 and the second was taken down because it was unsafe. The present tower was completed in 1374. The stone work internally is 14th century in date but the exterior of the tower was re-faced in the 19th century as part of the Victorian restoration. The present tower was strengthened in the late 1980's/early 1990's, to ensure it is safe for the next 200 years.
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