Worcester Cathedral tower set to re-open after four years - The Worcester Observer

Worcester Cathedral tower set to re-open after four years

Worcester Editorial 6th Apr, 2024   0

WORCESTER Cathedral’s famous tower is set to re-open next Saturday (April 13) after being closed for the past four years.

The tower has remained shut since 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and maintenance works.

From next Saturday, visitors will be able to enjoy views from 200ft high.

The tower climb involves climbing 255 steps up a steep, narrow, winding staircase.

Once at the summit, visitors can enjoy views over the city centre, River Severn, county cricket ground, Pitchcroft racecourse and the Malvern Hills.

This is the third tower Worcester Cathedral has had.

The first fell in 1175 and the second was taken down because it was unsafe.

The current tower was completed in 1374 and it was strengthened in the late 1980s and early 1990s, to ensure it is safe for the next 200 years.

During the Civil War in 1651, it was said the future King Charles II viewed the Battle of Worcester from the top of the tower.

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