In the UK, we are lucky to have many beautiful historic buildings to visit, but perhaps the most splendid and awe inspiring of all are the many cathedrals across the country. These buildings are like works of art, and many visitors come to see their beauty, soak up the peaceful atmosphere and spend some time contemplating the history that these buildings must have been a part of. Here are just a few of the spectacular cathedrals that you should visit…
Salisbury Cathedral – This beautiful building boasts the tallest spire in the whole of Britain at a whopping 404 feet tall, and it is also home to the oldest copies of the Magna Carta, dating back to 1215. If you are looking for things to do in Salisbury, this is a must!
Gloucester Cathedral – This beautiful building was built in the 11th century, although a church is known to have been on this site since around 679! As well as being a film location in recent times for the Harry Potter films, this is also the final resting place of Edward II who died in the nearby Berkeley Castle.
Well Cathedral – This beautiful building in Somerset is the first of the British cathedrals to be built in the Gothic style of the time, and building work started in 1175. The west front is the most famous and iconic part of the building, but it is also home to some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows dating back to the 14th Century.