Lichfield Cathedral

About

We are pleased to announce that Lichfield Cathedral is now reopen for sight-seeing and we look forward to welcoming you soon! Find out more on our website: http://www.lichfield-cathedral.org/welcomeback

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.  

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. 

Photography - Chris Day and Lichfield Cathedral Photography

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

VISITOR OPENING TIMES Monday - Wednesday:  13.15-17.30 Saturday: 10.00-17.30 Sunday: 12.30-17.30 Bank Holidays and School Holidays: 10.00-17.30 

Facilities

  • Public toilets available

Prices

Free entry

Other Notes

Lichfield Cathedral is committed to being free to enter, however we welcome donations to help us secure the future of the Cathedral for generations to come.

Upcoming Events

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)
  • There is an audible alarm system

Additional information

  • No dogs (except guide dogs)

Contact Us

The Close
Lichfield
WS13 7LD

01543 306100

info@lichfield-cathedral.org

http://www.lichfield-cathedral.org