Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lichfield Cathedral

Our first adventure in the Midlands found us at Lichfield Cathedral in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.  Tony and Amelie showed us around the area along with another cousin, Nigel, and his daughter, Bailey. 

We toured the cathedral upon arrival to this neat area.  The cathedral was massive so we barely skimmed the surface as we looked around.  The exterior was very impressive with so many intricate details in the design. 

The interior was stunning as well.  There were lots of side rooms with displays and various activities.  I was impressed with a few of the very interactive stations set up in a few rooms.  This was definitely a place you could spend a couple hours just checking everything out.

The Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.  It also houses the St. Chad gospels and the Lichfield Angel.

After spending some time in the Cathedral, our group headed over to the nearby shopping area.  We browsed around in stores and checked out the farmer's market before settling on an ice cream snack.

Our treats were the perfect way to end such a fun day of exploring in Lichfield!

Have you visited cathedrals in Europe?  What do you find most interesting?

Andrea :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful church! And the surrounding area looks adorable!