Below is a list of the top England
Cathedrals with Websites, Images and
Reviews, such as Durham , Liverpool , St
Paul's , York Minster , Lincoln and
A Cathedral is a Christian Church that
contains the seat of a Bishop, it has
nothing to do with the size of the
building, although most Bishops have
their seats in the largest Churches in
Some are the largest by volume, type,
highest, longest, or the oldest.
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331 feet high, 620 feet long. Built from
1904-1978, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
is situated on St James' Mount, in the
centre of Liverpool. This Cathedral
is said to be the the largest in the UK,
and the fifth largest in the world by
area. Free to visit, small donations are
encouraged. Phone number 0151 709
L1 7AZ .
278 feet high. Built from 1962-1967,
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is a
Roman Catholic Cathedral in the centre of
Liverpool, close to the huge
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. This
Cathedral attracts visitors for its
design rather than size. Free to visit,
small donations are encouraged. Phone
number 0151 709 9222.
L3 5TQ .
365 feet high, 518 feet long. Built from
1665-1710, St Paul's Cathedral is an
Anglican Cathedral at the top of Ludgate
Hill, the highest point in the centre of
London. This Cathedral is said
to be the second largest in England, 17th
largest in the world. Many famous people
are buried in St Paul's such as Nelson,
Wellington, Sir Alexander Fleming, and
the architect who designed the Cathedral,
Sir Christopher Wren. Charges to enter
are about £17 adult. Phone number
020 7246 8350.
225 feet high, 513 feet long. Built
1245-1745, The Collegiate Church of St
Peter is better known as Westminster
Image . Situated in the centre of
London, next to the Parliament
building, many Royals have been Crowned
here, and many Buried within its walls,
also, some of the most famous people in
British history are buried here, so many,
there is little space left for any more
tombs. Charges to enter are about
£24 adult. Phone number 020 7222
234 feet high, 524 feet long. Built from
1220-1480, York Minster is a huge Gothic
Cathedral in York, northeast England.
Image This is the largest Gothic
Cathedral in the UK, 4th largest Gothic
Cathedral in the world by volume after
Charges to enter are about £12
adult. Phone number 01904 557 200.
YO1 7HH .
525 ft high original now 271 ft, 470 ft
long. Built from 1185-1311, Lincoln
Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the
centre of Lincoln/ England. This
was the tallest building in the world for
249 years from 1300-1549. The 524 feet
high central spire was never rebuilt
after it collapsed in 1549. The only
Cathedral to exceed this height is the
530 feet high Ulm
Munster in Germany. Charges to enter
are about £9 adult. Phone number
01522 561 600.
LN2 1PX .
404 feet high, 442 feet long. Built from
1220-1258, Salisbury Cathedral is an
Anglican Cathedral in the town of
Salisbury, south of England.
The Cathedral has the highest Church
Spire in the UK at 404 ft, has the
world's oldest working clock from 1386,
and has one of the four original copies
of Magna Carta. Tower tours cost about
£15 for adults. Phone number 01722
SP1 2EJ .
556 feet long, Present building built
1094-1300s, Winchester Cathedral is one
of the largest in England, claimed to be
the longest Gothic Cathedral in Europe.
King Alfred of Wessex used Winchester for his main City in
827, and Edward the Confessor was the
last King to be crowned in the Old
Cathedral in 1043. Most Kings were
crowned at Westminster Abbey after this
time, as London became the capitol of
England. The novelist Jane Austen was
buried in Winchester Cathedral in 1817 .
The Tombs of many Saxon Kings were moved
from the old building to this one. Prices
about £10 adult, Tower tours from
£8. Phone number 01962 857 200.
236 ft high, 515 ft long, built
1070-1834. Canterbury Cathedral in
Canterbury in the county of
Kent, is one of the oldest, and most
famous Cathedrals in England. There are
many famous people buried here, including
the Archbishop Thomas Becket. Charges to
enter are about £14 adult. Phone
number 01227 762 862.
CT1 2EH .
218 feet high, 469 feet long, built
1093-1133. Durham Cathedral, in northeast
England in the small City of Durham,
is claimed to be one of the top Norman
buildings in England, now a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, along with Durham Castle
that is connected to the Cathedral by
Green. Free to visit, small donations
are encouraged, Tower Tour about £6.
Interior Phone number 0191 338
DH1 3EH .
160 feet high, 383 feet long, built
1176-1490. Wells Cathedral is a Church of
England Cathedral situated in the small
City of Wells in
Somerset, southwest England. This
Cathedral is claimed to be one of the top
examples of early English architecture.
Free to visit, donations are encouraged.
Tours of the upper sections about £13.
Phone number 01749 674 483.
BA5 2UE .
At Windsor Castle built 1475-1500s. St
George's Chapel is situated within the
walls of the huge Windsor
Castle, 22 miles west of London in
the town of Windsor.
The Chapel is the size of some
Cathedrals, and the Burial place of many
Royals, such as most recent: King George
VI in 1952, Princess Margaret (ashes) in
2002, & Queen Elizabeth (The Queen
Mother) in 2002. Also the burial place of
Henry VIII. Large
Image . Visitor fees for the Castle
and Chapel are about £23 per adult.
Phone number 01753 848 888.
SL4 1NJ .
252 feet high, built 1200-1340. Lichfield
Cathedral is in Lichfield in
Staffordshire/ England, about 20 miles
north of Birmingham. This is claimed to
be the only Medieval English Cathedral
with Three Spires. The Cathedral was
badly damaged during the English Civil
War. Restoration began in the 1660s.
Entrance is free with donations
encouraged. There are a few Tours that
can be taken with a fee. Phone number
01543 306 100.
Built 1160-1547. Ripon Cathedral is the
Cathedral of Ripon and
Leeds, situated in the small City of
Ripon, about 34 miles north of Leeds,
built in Anglo-Saxon/ Gothic style. Below
the Cathedral, from an earlier Church, is
claimed to be one of the oldest complete
Crypts in Europe from 672. Free to visit,
also with Pay Tours. Phone number 01765
HG4 1QT .
Built 1179-1238. Rochester Cathedral is a
Norman structure situated in Kent, 31
miles southeast of London. The Bishopric
is claimed to be the second oldest in
England, with Canterbury being the
oldest. The Cathedral is only 306 feet
long, but its nave is said to be the
oldest in England, and it has an
interesting Norman Crypt. Free to enter
with donations encouraged. Phone number
01634 843 366.
ME1 1SX .