Lichfield Cathedral

About

Lichfield Cathedral is a treasured landmark in the heart of the country that prides itself in offering a warm welcome to all our visitors.

There is plenty to explore with over 1300 years of history in the only medieval three spired Cathedral in the UK. See a medieval wall painting, the famous Herkenrode stained glass, the Lichfield Gospels (700AD) and Lichfield Angel, as well as a packed and diverse programme of services, concerts and exhibitions.  

What's more, the Cathedral is free to enter, although donations are welcomed and encouraged. We’re thrilled to be able to offer a range of tours, giving you an opportunity to learn about this medieval building and its history and heritage. Free tours are available daily (Mon - Sat) at 11:00 and 14:00 (check the Cathedral website for availability) and a series of specialist tours for groups and group travel partners available upon request.  

During your visit, we recommend you explore the Cathedral and its chapels, learn about our treasures (varies throughout the year, please check the website for the latest exhibits), and enjoy a stroll around the picturesque Cathedral Close.

The Close surrounding the Cathedral has its own story to tell, with picturesque gardens, stunning buildings and a vibrant history. A visit to Vicars’ Close will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped back in time as you take in the row of quintessential medieval houses. 

In medieval times, the Cathedral Close was a fortified space, with stone walls surrounding the Close on three sides, and the waters of Minister Pool acting as a natural barrier to the south. 

Before you leave, don’t miss the gift area, where you can pick up a unique gift for yourself or a loved one. Like what you see? Then visit our gift shop and box office in the Three Spires Shopping Centre.

If you’re feeling peckish, we recommend you pay a visit to Chapters, The Café in The Close, where you will find freshly prepared snacks, meals and refreshments.

 

Getting here and parking

On Main Roadway

Lichfield is in the heart of the Midlands about 17 miles north east of Birmingham. It is also very conveniently situated close to the main motorway network. We are about 17 miles north of the M6 motorway and close to the M42.

On Frequent Bus Route

Lichfield is in the heart of the Midlands about 17 miles north east of Birmingham. It is also very conveniently situated close to the main motorway network. We are about 17 miles north of the M6 motorway and close to the M42.

Nearby Station

There is a regular train service (about every 20 minutes) from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield City station. Mainline services also serve Lichfield Trent Valley on the Euston/Glasgow line. The nearest airports are Birmingham International and East Midlands, both within about 45 minutes drive of the City.

Nearby Taxi Services

There are local taxi services throughout the city.

Parking Facilities

  • No dedicated parking

Times

Opening Times

  • Monday 7:30 - 18:15
  • Tuesday 7:30 - 18:15
  • Wednesday 7:30 - 18:15
  • Thursday 7:30 - 18:15
  • Friday 7:30 - 18:15
  • Saturday 8:00 - 18:15
  • Sunday 7:30 - 17:00

Facilities

  • Public toilets available
  • Weddings and Conference Facilities Available

Accessibility

Entering the Building / Attraction

  • The entrance has a permanent wheelchair accessible ramp
  • The entrance has a handrail

Access, lifts and ramps

  • There is level access to the main public areas
  • Some areas can only be reached using staircases

Services for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues

  • Wheelchairs available to borrow
  • Displays are at suitable heights for children / wheelchair users

Children and Babies

  • Baby changing facilities available

Services for the visually impaired

  • Guide dogs allowed
  • There is good contrast between the floor and walls
  • Tours available for the visually impaired - on request
  • There is clear signage throughout the attraction (i.e. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc)

Contact Us

The Close
Lichfield
WS13 7LD

01543 306100

info@lichfield-cathedral.org

http://www.lichfield-cathedral.org