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So beautiful, so peaceful and look out for the wooden mice

Beautifully kept, peaceful minster with an amazing world war stained glass window, and Robert... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Heather M

I always make a point of calling into the minster each time I visit Southwell.A superb building... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 norman architecture stained glass bishop's palace interesting features west window lovely town saracens head awe inspiring lovely place to visit take photos lots of history two hours bramley apple
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully kept, peaceful minster with an amazing world war stained glass window, and Robert Thompson mice

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I always make a point of calling into the minster each time I visit Southwell.A superb building with great architecture.

Thank freddiedoncaster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Southwell Minster was a revelation! What a spectacular church. Part Norman (Romanesque) with semi-circular arches and part Gothic. Some dates to 867. The barrel-vaulted roof with semi-circular beams supporting it (echoing the Norman arches) were like nothing I'd ever seen before. There was lots of...More

Thank StezzaWazza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Southwell Minster was a delight in itself. We arrived whilst a service was in progress and the congregation after the service were very welcoming to talk to about the Minster. As well as the historic value of the Minster there was another interesting sight,...More

1  Thank paulpike8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is free to walk around but we did leave a donation- I love churches and cathedrals - I love the old craftsmanship and the history attached to it- this minster did not disappoint- lovely refractory in the grounds with an extensive menu and reasonably...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the minster in the afternoon after going to The Workhouse in the morning. It is a fine example of Anglo-Saxon architecture with a long history taking in Richard the Lionheart, Cardinal Wolsey and Charles the First. There are helpers at each end of...More

2  Thank Maccaman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Church lots of good information from pleasant volunteers/church members. Close to Kelham Hall. Good meal in The Bromley at Fiskerton also not far away.

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Minster. Very impressive and thought provoking. Has the scariest Jesus in history. Freaks me right out

Thank Misbehavious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this gem by accident while at Southwell Workhouse. What a magnificent building. Quite unexpected in a small village. The whole Minster is full of history and amazing architecture. Next door is the Archbishops Palace. Again full of history. The staff are very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank loftusk6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not so well known place of historical significance. Great architectural interest and the most complete Chapter House in England.

Thank Colin R
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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.....
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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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Response from J0rdan2004 | Reviewed this property |
I work for the emergency services so I will make enquiries and come back to you as soon as possible.