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A breathtaking, historic, spirit-filled place of peace

Southwell is dripping with an abundance of history and significance for what is a relatively small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christopher D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Free Christmas Service of carols and readings

Family have told me for years about this lovely service in the Minster but this is the first time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cotgrave, United Kingdom
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Church St., Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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All reviews chapter house small town well worth a visit beautiful building stained glass norman architecture bishop's palace stone carvings green men lovely town take photos lovely place to visit lots of history cardinal wolsey two hours bramley apple warm welcome
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Reviewed yesterday

Southwell is dripping with an abundance of history and significance for what is a relatively small town reasonably far enough away from Nottingham. The importance of the town can be almost fully attributed to its position as a place of religious authority, and this in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family have told me for years about this lovely service in the Minster but this is the first time I've been able to make it. It was wonderful and could only have been improved if I had got there much earlier to have a better...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve never heard of this cathedral before our visit today and was truly blown away by the beauty of this place. Free admissions is always a bonus and £5 if you want to take photos. There’s lovely stain glass windows (especially the fairly new WW2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TravellerTom99
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Another very interesting visit to an enormous church with the most amazing interior. Also the Bishops Palace next door. well worth a visit. Amazed to learn this was part of Bishop of Yorks area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David F
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a wonderful cathedral with soaring roof and beautiful stained glass. Quite simple inside, it shows its 10th century heritage well and nods to its older, Saxon roots. Well worth a visit and combine with lunch at the Saracen's Head around the corner.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Norman J
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Things to see; Newstead lectern; once owned by Newstead Abbey, it had been thrown into the Abbey fishpond by the monks to save it during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, then later discovered when the lake was dredged.[6] Henry Gally Knight in 1818 gave the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Lucian and F
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Our first visit to Southwell - we were fascinated by the Minster and the town itself is gorgeous. The Minster currently has an exhibition of a tapestry based on the book of Revelation which was very interesting. The cathedral stonework repays careful inspection and could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful setting for this event. A good variety of stalls such talented crafters . Parking difficult for anyone with mobility issues at this event. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

There is so much more to this building that just the Minster-which in itself is well worth a visit. Its' history is amazing not only for the fact that a place of worship has been on this site since 627AD but also it being the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tedgatti F
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Was part of the Winter Craft Fair which showed a vast range of high quality craft. The Minster is very special.

Date of experience: November 2018
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13 July 2018|
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Response from Gorseinonboy45 | Reviewed this property |
They will probably charge for the use of confetti.....
Linda S
5 March 2018|
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Response from Flondy | Reviewed this property |
I always find the best car park to use for the Minster is opposite the minster on Church St A612. It is free for 2 hours. But you must get a ticket out of the machine and display it on the dashboard. You can pay if you... More
4 November 2017|
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