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Lichfield Cathedral

The Close, LICHFIELD, Staffordshire, WS13 7LD
Lichfield Cathedral

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Lichfield Cathedral is a hidden gem in the heart of the country. We invite you to come and discover it for yourself…

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car Please note there is no parking in The Close - car parks are detailed on the map below. From the South Leave the M42 at Junction 9 and take the A446. Follow the A38 to Lichfield and then follow the brown signs for Lichfield Cathedral. From the North Leave the M6 at Junction 12. Follow the A5 and then A38 to Lichfield and then follow the brown signs for Lichfield Cathedral.  

Public Transport Directions

By TrainThere is a regular train service every 20 minutes from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield City station but we advise visitors to check for the most up-to-date train times (check www.nationalrail.co.uk for the most up-to-date train times). Mainline services also serve Lichfield Trent Valley on the West Coast main line.By AirThe nearest airports are Birmingham International and East Midlands, and both are within about 45 minutes drive of the City.By CoachPlease note, coaches are not allowed in the Cathedral Close. They are advised to turn round at the Morrison's roundabout and drop visitors at the bus stop. There is a further dropping off point just down from the Registry Office on Beacon Street near the Pelican Crossing.Lichfield's bus station (opposite the City railway station) offers coach parking and is also a dropping-off point.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Most of the building and the entire Close is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Accessible toilets are available in the Cathedral Coffee Shop, and opposite The Old Stables. Public toilets are also available on these sites.


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - There are numerous car parking areas surrounding the Cathedral.

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - We welcome group visits throughout the year, but, as the Cathedral gets very busy, these do need to be booked in. The Life of Lichfield Cathedral Guided Tours are, normally, arranged between 10.00am and 12.00pm, and 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Standard tours introduce the visitor to the long history of the Cathedral, highlight some of its more important moments, and visit the main places of interest. You should allow at least one and a quarter hours for your tour. Please contact jo.burkinshaw@lichfield-cathedral.org


Saturday, 6 November 2021 - Saturday, 13 November 2021

Poppy Fields 2021This Remembrancetide the award-winning team from Luxmuralis return with, the poignant and reflective light and sound show, Poppy Fields. 6-13 November 2021 | 17:30 onwards Please note: - Tickets will be sold at 10-minute intervals. This is your entry time and not the start of the exhibition. -…
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Thursday, 16 December 2021 - Thursday, 16 December 2021

Friday, 17 December 2021 - Friday, 17 December 2021

Saturday, 18 December 2021 - Saturday, 18 December 2021

Sunday, 19 December 2021 - Sunday, 19 December 2021

Monday, 20 December 2021 - Monday, 20 December 2021

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 - Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 - Wednesday, 22 December 2021

The Cathedral Illuminated 2021 | The MangerThe award-winning 'The Cathedral Illuminated' is back for 2021!
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Tel: 01543 306 100

Fax: 01543 306109

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Opening Times

1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021


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