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Staffordshire's Lichfield Cathedral wins top tourism award

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 10, 2014

Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, with the certificate of excellence

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Lichfield Cathedral is celebrating after receiving a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, earning outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travellers. 

 Almost 400 visitors have left glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, including “One of England’s finest”, “the unknown gem of England’s Midlands” and “a magnificent example of stunning architecture.” 

 The Dean of Lichfield, the Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, said: “Being among the few to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is something we’re immensely proud of. We strive to ensure that our visitors feel welcome, and they go away having had a positive and enjoyable experience at the cathedral. We’d like to thank those who took the time to write a review on TripAdvisor, and hope that many more will visit the cathedral and join us for the exciting projects and events we have planned for the coming years.” 

 The historic landmark building is set for an exciting year ahead as the 16th century Renaissance Herkenrode glass is due to be installed in the Lady Chapel after restoration next March. Work will begin later this year, and staff at the Cathedral are busy planning a series of celebration events. 

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Lichfield Cathedral is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in Britain and the burial place of the great Anglo-Saxon missionary Bishop, St Chad. It  is home to the St Chad Gospels, an illuminated Anglo Saxon gospel book which dates from about 730 AD, about 50 years earler than the famous Book of Kells

The cathedral is currently raising funds for the East End Appeal, which has seen the restoration of the North and South choir aisles, the replacement of the external stonework of the Lady Chapel and the conservation of the Herkenrode glass.

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