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Southwell Minster

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Address: Church St., Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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Lovely Minster, a real hidden gem

Never been before but what a lovely hidden gen this place it with a fascinating history and much to see. Goof disabled access into the minister and there is a little shop inside... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never been before but what a lovely hidden gen this place it with a fascinating history and much to see. Goof disabled access into the minister and there is a little shop inside and over the churchyard at the refectory.

Thank thomda
Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad we visited the Minster, as it's fascinating place. We called in on our way back from visiting the Workhouse. The volunteers on duty were friendly and knowledgeable. The Chapter Room was a great find. There is a car-park across the road from the entrance that has free parking for two hours, but make sure you still get a... More 

Thank DanJ1789
Darlington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly magnificent. Many wonderful carvings in stone and more recent sculptures in wood, copper and gold. Beautiful. Very helpful stewards with good knowledge to answer any questions. We spent a couple hours and still did not see everything.

Thank Shirley R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our stay in Southwell we visited the Minster on a day out, very impressed with the grounds and inside is spectacular!

Thank baringtonlevy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

two halfs of thechurch first half norman, and second half early english. great carvings .it is well worth a visit

Thank stuartroy
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cathedrals, by definition, are a bold display of Christian faith. Each has something special, possibly unique. Southwell Minster has cathedral status and houses hand-done stone carving which is so delicate and detailed and well-preserved - according to those who know, the finest anywhere in Europe.

Thank chesterfield26
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the Cathedral of Nottinghamshire it is a large church but isn't as big as places such as Lincoln, York or Durham. It has many interesting features and has a shop and a cafe handily in a separate but nearby building. Entry is free which is different to many other Cathedrals. Well worth a visit for an hour if you... More 

Thank Anthony N
London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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