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Lichfield Cathedral is set within a remarkable and serene Close and there is much to occupy the visitor. The 800 year old Cathedral, the third building on the site has a fascinating history.
Staffordshire Hoard, St Chad Gospels and Lichfield Angel: The Cathedral is currently home to a long-term display of Staffordshire Hoard treasures, including stunning replicas of the Pectoral Cross and Biblical Inscription Strip. The display is housed in the Chapter House, alongside the stunning Lichfield Angel and St Chad Gospels and is open: Monday to Saturday: 10am until 4pm / Sunday: 12 noon until 3pm
The Cathedral was under seige three times during the Civil War, restored under Charles II in the 1660s, extensively remodelled internally in the late 18th century and completely restored to its medieval splendour by Sir George Gilbert Scott 100 years later, its treasures include the 8th century St Chad Gospels, 16th century Flemish Glass, monuments by Chantrey and Epstein and the 20th century Lang Lichfield Silver Commission.
Fantastic Tower Tours: Lichfield Cathedral's fantastic Tower Tours are now closed for the winter and will return in April 2015 - so come back again next year to get some of the best views of the city! Find out more.
For kids (big and small) don't miss our children's tour leaflets - a fun way to look at our history!