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Southwell Minster

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

Amazing place, wonderful carvings and so many things of interest. Well worth a visit. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ClareofTralee
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Louth, Lincolnshire
via mobile
Norman Minster with a warm welcome

I was part of a choir singing here for a week, which allows time to get to know the people and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
davidb86
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“chapter house” (87 reviews)
“small town” (34 reviews)
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Church St., Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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"chapter house"
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"small town"
in 34 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 84 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 31 reviews
"norman architecture"
in 18 reviews
"stained glass"
in 19 reviews
"bishop's palace"
in 15 reviews
"interesting features"
in 8 reviews
"stone carvings"
in 8 reviews
"west window"
in 8 reviews
"lovely town"
in 9 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 7 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 9 reviews
"take photos"
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"lots of history"
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"saracens head"
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"bramley apple"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place, wonderful carvings and so many things of interest. Well worth a visit. Lovely volunteers welcome you and there’s a nice shop and refectory.

Thank ClareofTralee
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was part of a choir singing here for a week, which allows time to get to know the people and building. It is well worth a visit. The welcome team are all very friendly and helpful, children were running around freely in the nave...More

Thank davidb86
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Romanesque navel. Solid. Interesting pulpit by Bodley. 1506 Eagle lectern revovered from Newstead Abbey lake put there at the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Numerous Mouse Man carvings. Impossible to find them all. Short walk to the Archbishop's Palace. Great Hall well worth a look. Small,...More

1  Thank edward_walton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after visiting the Minster. Lovely choices not only fillings but choice of bread etc, light airy refractory and attentive staff

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cathedral today and was really surprised to find a day of activities for all. The Lego trail was great and helped show us much more of the interesting history of the building. We were made very welcome and enjoyed meeting so many...More

1  Thank Yvonne J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most important cathedrals in East Midlands. Christian worship has taken place on this site for over 1000 year and it can still be seen in some parts of the building. One of the most important attractions of Southwell Minster is small, 400...More

Thank Mariusz M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite beautiful. Gloriously cool inside on this very hot day. Probably the coolest place in town. Such intricate exquisitely detailed sandstone carvings in the chapter house. An absolute must see. We heard it suggested while we were there that some of the wells of Southwell...More

1  Thank Loobeloo999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended choral matins and enjoyed listening to two of the young girls and one of the tenors especially. The minister was well kept and we especially appreciated the carved leaves

1  Thank cliff749
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Splendid Minster, well worrth a (free) visit. Both beautiful and inspiring, and a hot, sunny day made for some lovely photography.

Thank Nevil S
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I have only recently come to live in the area. The Minster is just beautiful and very interesting with a part still Romanesque and a part Gothic. The guides are very helpful. The adjoining ruins of the Archbishop’s Palace are very atmospheric and the restored...More

Thank sejohn2
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Bonniebluebeauty
13 July 2018|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do would be to give them a ring
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Linda S
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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
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