FREE Weekly Stained Glass Window Walks and ‘Explore the Embroideries’ (Wed and Sat mornings)

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Our popular and FREE weekly Window and Embroidery Walks take place on most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.10 am and 11.40am respectively and continue through to October.

Lasting approximately 20 minutes each these themed walks showcase the Cathedral’s unique stained glass and wonderful embroideries. We offer a different theme each month and no booking is required. Binoculars are useful and recommended for Stained Glass tours although not essential.

Stained Glass Window Walks

May’s theme is ‘St John the Baptist’:

A Renaissance portrayal of St John the Baptist high up in the clerestory of the north transept showing him awaiting execution and an Edwardian image of the saint baptising Jesus in the river Jordan. These two images show the different styles used 400 years apart.

Explore the Embroideries Walks

May’s theme is ‘The Virgin Mary’:

Explore two beautiful embroideries of the Virgin Mary, at the Annunciation and with the baby Jesus.


(No tour on Saturday 6th May).