Saint Paul's Cathedral is one of the most iconic places in London. Built between 1676 and 1710, it's perfectly-conserved today and housed one fo the most famous weddings in the world: that of Charles and Diana. The most impressive part of Saint Paul is without a doubt its spectacular dome that can be seen from around the city. It's the second highest dome in the world. Anyone ve comes to see the Cathedral will end with awed (and I do not mean just the act of looking up). If you want to visit, go with a few pounds on Monday through Saturday (its closed on Sundays). But personally, I think it is worth the trip.
St Giles Cathedral is the former royal cathedral of Edinbourgh city in Scotland. It used to be used by the kings of the castle, which is only 500 meters from the cathedral. Also called High Kirk of Edinburgh. It is no longer a Cathedral like it was in the seventeenth century, but now it's more. It belongs to the Church of Scotland, and is still a religious emblem of the country, since it was built on such an ancient and sacred place. After five o-clock masses are held on Sunday, and rest during the week, you can visit the church, the entrance is free, but they charge two pounds if you want to take pictures. St Giles is the patron saint of the disabled and the lepers. He was a saint invoked in the Middle Ages. It has very beautiful stained glass of the finest quality in the region, and a bell tower in a strange shape, which appears to be a crown. At night, the cathedral is lit up, and it's nice to look at from the royal path. On Sunday and sometimes during the tourist season a guy comes to play the Bagpipe, the national instrument of Scotland, with a kilt and the whole costume.
One of the biggest highlights of the Westminster Abbey is Lady Chapel. The vaulted chapel in the eastern part of the church was built by Henry VII in the Gothic style and includes two side wings and five smaller chapels.
Apart from the historical stuff, you have to see the beauty of this Cathedral. I should also mention the Necropolis that surrounds it that warrants a visit around.
Its ceilings, their spectacular height, the underground church or the optical illusion that's thanks to the location of the traseptos and their standout aspects of this gem that you simply have to visit.
I was shocking when I first saw it because the architecture itself draws your attention, then inside (it's free to enter and they have brochures in various languages) is so charming. Everything inside is explained in the brochures. The only thing that might annoy visitors, is the £3 minimum donation.
Durham Cathedral (in the county of County Durham, in the North-East coast English) has the privilege of hosting the chapel of St. Cuthbert, one of the most influential medieval Christian saints in the United Kingdom, which are conserved the remains, and those of St. Oswald and the Venerable Bede. Always in direct competition with the cathedral of York, with which it is often confused and therefore not accessed, being near the castle of Durham one of the attractions. It was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO a few years ago. The interior is absolutely stunning, so it is a shame that photos and videos are not permitted. It is absolutely an iconic cathedral. The cathedral was built in 1093 and its three impressive towers include two twin towers in the front, overlooking the river (by making it difficult to photograph) and center (on the cruise ship, 66 meters high), even larger than the other two. It construction was first carried out in the Romanesque style but when you first look at it, it's clear that the style is Gothic (by height and decorative elements and sutentantes). This is a pretty mandatory stop if you are visiting one of the nearby cities such as Newcastle, Sunderland, or Durham.
As soon as you get off at the train station, you will see this striking style cathedral. It started in the Norman style(1072 after the Battle of Hastings) and finished in Gothic style. It is currently one of the largest cathedrals in the United Kingdom. It was known as a center of pilgrimage to visit the relics of the Holy Bishop Hugh of Lincoln, who reformed the cathedral. The front facade and the cover are really impressive. As you get further away from Lincoln, the cathedral can be seen for miles away.
The village of Dunblane, in the center of Scotland, owes its existence to the the significance it had in earlier times as the Dunblane Cathedral. It is not a typical cathedral, but it got its title because of its location and religious significance in Medieval times. It is the most significant and visited monument in the village. The cathedral was constructed between the years1150 and 1233, when it was completed by Clement, Archbishop of the diocese. Its name is due to St. Blane (Old Scotch Dun means Don, so that the possible translation of the name could be "the gift of Blane" meaning gift as divine capacity or ability, being a saint. The location is beautiful, but not reach the majesty of other cathedrals if true that is quite charming. Yet the famous tragedy of Dunblane (in 1996) continues to weigh and many people choose to ignore this location.
Ely is an interesting location in the county of Cambridgeshire. The cathedral, one of the most emblematic of the United Kingdom as well as interesting for its unusual design, is very attractive to visitors. The place where the cathedral is located dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxons. The cathedral underwent several structural changes and extensions over the years. Building work on the cathedral started in 1082 and it was dedicated to St. Etheldreda (Celtic-Christian holiness). Its construction was begun in English Romanesque style but with many parts in the English Gothic style. Both the exterior and the interior are impressive, especially the paintings on wood that are located on the roof of the nave. Externally and in the front stands the great tower with rounded shapes, instead of the twin towers that we usually find in almost all cathedrals. It is unclear to me why this hometown of the only non-monarchical governance in the history of England and being relatively close to Cambridge, is not visited more by visitors. Personally, it is one of the most beautiful and original cathedrals in the UK.
Southwark Cathedral is a beautiful church located behind Borough Market in south London. The whole neighborhood on the south bank of the Thames to London Bridge height is called Southwark. There is a small garden where many people come to eat a sandwich or a salad. There were so many people that you had to pay to sit in the park! It is the cathedral of San Salvador and Santa Maria. There has been a church on this site from 606. The oldest cathedral in the city, there is evidence that it was previously a holy place for pagan Romans. Southwark was the oldest point at which you could cross the river, north towards the Romans. It was a church and a hospital, a haven for people passing through. The building is Gothic, with a nice bell. London Bridge station is just at the side.
Located in the center of Sheffield, the Cathedral is without doubt the most impressive building in the whole city. It is, to my mind, the most beautiful cathedral in the area (only of the cities I visited in the north of England, of course. Perhaps there are better ones elsewhere). It has the typical fell of British cathedrals, something in the "harry potter" style, if you get what I mean. Is one of those places that, without doubt, you will see when you go to Sheffiled. As I say, if you are passing through the center and it also has some kind of magnetism that makes you go right up close and see it face to face. It is surrounded by a fairly wide square where crowds usually gather. It also looks to be the place where kids go to meet and then have a walk around the city center.
One of the most important features of this place is that it is one of the smallest to be found in the whole of the UK. It is situated in a park (at the heart of the city) and belongs to the Church of England, this construction was designed and built by Thomas Archer and his English Baroque style construction in the XVIII century. Personally I think its originality lies in its characteristics and in this case, the historical significance of the building has prevailed over its size or majesty. Moreover, its location is enjoyable and quiet, which makes a visit to this place very peaceful and relaxing.
The rapid growth of the city of Newcastle was due to the population being attracted by the booming industries in the 19th century and later led to the construction of more than 20 churches around the second half of the 19th century. They named the Church of St Nicholas as a cathedral, the principle church of the region. But the church is a lot older than that, dating back to the 15th century, constructed in the fragments of an older Norman church from 1175. The main part of the church is its bell tower, constructed in 1470, some 60 years before that of Edinburgh, which is very similar. Inside you can find, among other things, a memorial for the Amiral Collingwood, who took control of the battle of Trafalgar after the death of Amiral Nelson. He was born close to the cathedral in a small house.
It is curious to see Liverpool from above. Hope Street, the two cathedrals in the city that are almost facing each other as if in competition. The Roman Catholic Cathedral (Liverpool is one of the English cities with the highest number of Catholics) is surprising for tourists, probably sue to its circular shape quite different from other European cathedrals. It reminded me of Rio de Janeiro. It seems that when construction started, they intended it to be a huge building, even bigger than St. Peter's Basilica. But the war and the economic crisis paralyzed the building process. It was finished in 1967 and is well worth a visit.
The Anglican Cathedral was built between 1628 and 1633. The wonderful effigies are carved in stone and marble and the cathedral itself is built in stone gray and green schist walls. It was the first Reformist church to be built in Britain and Ireland and is the oldest building in Londonderry-Derry. By the entrance to St Columb's Court under the steeple, you can see an original stone that was laid in 1633. It commemorates the completion of the temple with the inscription: "If stones could talk they would sing praises from London for those who built this church and city of nothing. " In 1689 during the siege of the city, the Cathedral of St. Columban became the center of resistance of the besieged protesters inside the city walls. You can still see the hollow bomb with the terms of surrender that was dropped inside the cemetery walls during the siege.