Lichfield Cathedral Churches

Lichfield Cathedral
WS13 7LD


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The original Cathedral (this is the third building on the site) was dedicated on Christmas Day in the year AD 700 to house the remains of St Chad, Bishop of the Mercians, who died in 672. Today, Lichfield Cathedral still stands at the heart of the Diocese and is a focus for the regular worship of God, the life of a thriving community, the work of God in the wider world, and for pilgrimage.

The ten bells hung in the southwest tower are one of the finest peals in the country. They were cast by bellfounders John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough in 1947 and given by the Freemasons of Staffordshire to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Cathedral. The wooden frame of 1688 was retained. The tenor is the heaviest bell, weighing 3,537 lbs (1.6 tonnes).

Guided Tours are, normally, arranged between 10.00am and 12.00pm, and 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Tours at other times are possible but could be subject to some disruption! Evening tours are available by special arrangement. Standard tours introduce the visitor to the long history of the Cathedral, highlight some of its more important moments, and visit the main places of interest. Cost: £3.50. You should allow at least one and a quarter hours for your tour.

The Cathedral Coffee Shop is open for hot freshly cooked meals as well as snacks from 9.30am to 4.45pm Monday to Saturday, and from 12.00pm until 4.45pm on Sundays. Booking is advisable for a meal on Sundays: the telephone number is 01543 306125. The Coffee Shop is open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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VenueLichfield Cathedral
AddressLichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7LD
Opening times7.45am - 6.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeChurches

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The George Hotel


The George Hotel is a charming 18th century coaching inn with a popular restaurant and spacious, air-conditioned rooms. Set in the heart of Lichfield, there is also free parking and free Wi-Fi..

Postcode: WS13 6PR
Distance from :
0.1 miles

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The Cathedral Lodge


In the heart of Lichfield, just a short walk from the city centre and the magnificent cathedral, this charming hotel offers cosy rooms, each with a flat-screen plasma TV and free Wi-Fi access..

Postcode: WS13 7AR
Distance from :
0.3 miles

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Innkeeper's Lodge Lichfield


Set in its own grounds, this beautifully restored 18th-century lodge offers a rustic pub with seasonally inspired food and cask ales. Convenient for the M6 Toll and M42 motorways, it is half an hours drive from Birmingham..

Postcode: WS13 8JB
Distance from :
0.9 miles

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Netherstowe House Hotel


The award-winning Netherstowe House Hotel is situated in the city of Lichfield, with its magnificent three-spired cathedral dating back to the 12th century..

Postcode: WS13 6AY
Distance from :
1 miles

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Pipe Hill House


Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Pipe Hill House offers accommodation in Lichfield, 21 km from Birmingham. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV.

Postcode: WS13 8JU
Distance from :
1.9 miles

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Swinfen Hall Hotel


Nestled in 100 acres of parkland, this stunning Georgian country house is just 2 miles from historic Lichfield and 20 minutes drive from Birmingham..

Postcode: WS14 9RE
Distance from :
2.6 miles

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