Worcester Cathedral

sights / Religious

Worcester Cathedral information

admission by £5 donation, tower adult/child £4/2, tours £4/free
Opening hours
7.30am-6pm, tower 11am-5pm Sat Apr-Oct, tours 11am & 2.30pm Mon-Sat Mar-Nov, 11am & 2.30pm Sat Dec-Feb
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Rising above the River Severn, Worcester's majestic cathedral is best known as the final resting place of Magna Carta signatory King John. The strong-legged can tackle the 249 steps to the top of the tower , from where Charles II surveyed his troops during the disastrous Battle of Worcester. Hour-long cathedral tours run from the gift shop. Several works by local composer Edward Elgar had their first public outings at the cathedral – to appreciate the acoustics, come for evensong (5.30pm Monday to Saturday, 4pm Sunday).