PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Lichfield Cathedral is a treasured landmark in the heart of the country. We'd like to extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors!
Here you can discover 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 Angel and much more.
We are free to enter, however donations are encouraged.
During your visit, we recommend you explore the Cathedral and it's chapels, take a look at our treasures in the Chapter House, and enjoy a stroll around the picturesque close (one of the best preserved in the country!).
If you're feeling peckish, we recommend you pay a visit to Chapters, The Café in The Close where you'll find freshly prepared snacks, meals and refreshments. Before you leave, don't miss the Shop at No.9, where you can pick up a unique gift for yourself or a loved one!
The Cafe in the Close
Chapters, The Café in The Close boasts a unique thirteenth century walled garden in an idyllic setting, as well as a delicious and varied menu. Enjoy locally sourced and freshly prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea!
The Shop at No.9
Do pay a visit to the Shop at No.9, the Cathedral Gift Shop, located opposite the main entrance to the Cathedral. The shop has a fantastic range of handpicked items including books, locally produced products, stationery, prints and more.
Accessible toilets are available opposite The Old Stables (next to Chapters, the Café in The Close), in Chapters, and in College Hall. Public toilets are also available on these sites.
Most of the Cathedral, the Shop and Chapters are accessible to wheelchair users. There is also a very limited number of manual wheelchairs available for use on a first come first served basis. There is also a number of parking spaces for blue badge holders outside the Shop at No.9.
There is an induction loop in the Cathedral.
To view a copy of our Accessibility Statement, please click here.
Groups, Schools and Educational Institutions
If you would like to visit as a group, or bring a school party on a study visit, then please click here.
From time to time the Cathedral may need to close its doors to visitors due to a special service, filming or maintenance. We know that some people travel long distances to visit us so we would always recommend you call 01543 306100 to check before travelling. We also advise you check our events calendar.
There is no parking in The Close (see above for blue bade holders), however there are a number of car parks throughout the city. To find out more about Lichfield car parks, please click here.