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Another very interesting visit to an enormous church with the most amazing interior. Also the... read more

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David F
Beautiful Minster with a tranquil feel.

This is a wonderful cathedral with soaring roof and beautiful stained glass. Quite simple inside... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norman J
Woking, United Kingdom
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Church St., Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0HE, England
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All reviews chapter house small town well worth a visit beautiful building stained glass norman architecture bishop's palace stone carvings green men lovely town saracens head awe inspiring lovely place to visit take photos lots of history two hours bramley apple
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Reviewed yesterday

Another very interesting visit to an enormous church with the most amazing interior. Also the Bishops Palace next door. well worth a visit. Amazed to learn this was part of Bishop of Yorks area.

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful cathedral with soaring roof and beautiful stained glass. Quite simple inside, it shows its 10th century heritage well and nods to its older, Saxon roots. Well worth a visit and combine with lunch at the Saracen's Head around the corner.

Thank Norman J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Things to see; Newstead lectern; once owned by Newstead Abbey, it had been thrown into the Abbey fishpond by the monks to save it during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, then later discovered when the lake was dredged.[6] Henry Gally Knight in 1818 gave the...More

Thank Lucian and F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Southwell - we were fascinated by the Minster and the town itself is gorgeous. The Minster currently has an exhibition of a tapestry based on the book of Revelation which was very interesting. The cathedral stonework repays careful inspection and could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful setting for this event. A good variety of stalls such talented crafters . Parking difficult for anyone with mobility issues at this event. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much more to this building that just the Minster-which in itself is well worth a visit. Its' history is amazing not only for the fact that a place of worship has been on this site since 627AD but also it being the...More

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was part of the Winter Craft Fair which showed a vast range of high quality craft. The Minster is very special.

Thank noname501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing building, both from the point of architecture and history. There was probably a church here in the 7th century. The Normans used the stones from the Saxon Church to build the Nave in 1108. The Chapter House is octagonal and has...More

Thank marg826
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we're not a religious family, we do love ecclesiastical architecture and Southwell doesn't disappoint. Friendly staff and volunteers and a beautiful example of a Norman Minster. Even the children loved it.

Thank OffOutAndAbout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been told by many friends that we must go and visit Southwell Minster, so yesterday 22nd October we decided to have a drive out. It was a beautiful day the sun shining, dry and quite warm. We parked in the first car park...More

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Response from Gorseinonboy45 | Reviewed this property |
They will probably charge for the use of confetti.....
Linda S
4 March 2018|
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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
4 November 2017|
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I work for the emergency services so I will make enquiries and come back to you as soon as possible.