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Southwell Minster

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Address: Church St., Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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+44 1636 812649

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A hidden gem

It takes a little planning to get here by public transport (No.100 bus from Nottingham city centre), but it is well worth it. The exterior of the minster is glorious enough... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It takes a little planning to get here by public transport (No.100 bus from Nottingham city centre), but it is well worth it. The exterior of the minster is glorious enough, however, the interior is the star of the show. The carvings of leaves, particularly in the Chapter House, make this wonderful church worth a lengthy visit.

Thank Ullans
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fine medieval building.Mainly Norman with other additions over the years. My visit took 2 hours but much more time could easily be spent there as so muchto see.

Thank Bob C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The coffee was good but the cakes although pricey seemed a bit dry Main meals seemed expensive, compared to the local pubs and cafes that offered some good meals proportionally better value

Thank Tommy5317
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Southwell is a parish church, a minster and a cathedral and has been virtually unchanged since its founding in 1108. So wonderful to see the Norman towers on the west front and the imposing pillars and arches in the nave. The modern stained glass in the west window by Patrick Reyntiens (1996) is beautiful with each panel composed of angels... More 

Thank grandma925
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a visit to the Victorian workhouse we went into Southwell for lunch and followed it by an inquisitive look at the minster. We were greeted on arrival inside by a very friendly lady who explained a few things about the history of the minster and what there was to see and was happy for us to approach her to... More 

Thank bensT9107YL
Gosport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised how large this church was. The clergy staff were very knowledgeable and helpful with sharing lots of history and information about the Minster. Also the Bishops Palace was very interesting as well.

Thank sbprb
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Southwell with family and friends, a nice place to walk around not very big we missed the market but the cathedral I found interesting every one enjoyed the day

Thank ppcollins
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and well maintained building. Nice coffee shop and gift shop too. We included a visit to the Archbishop Bishop's Palace which is right next door. There is a pay and display car park opposite on Church Street. The first two hours are free,but you will need to get a ticket and display it. Two hours should be plenty of... More 

Thank LindiSue
sw uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as part of our tour of uk Cathedrals we found it welcoming and interesting, the chapter house carvings are lovely and the mini guide and the stewards were very helpful.

Thank willowSwUk
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after the workhouse. Delightful minster. Deceptive from the outside. New and old inside. Interesting architecture. Archbishop s palace next door, worth a visit too Beautiful ceiling.

Thank Helen W

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