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Portsmouth Cathedral

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I last visited when I was a child in 1998. I didn't get to go in this time but it's a nice place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Magnificent building

The building is quite magnificent and though architecturally, not pleasing to some, there is no... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Portsmouth, a geographical area including south-east Hampshire, Portsea Island and the Isle of Wight. For centuries this building, the Cathedral of the Sea, has watched, listened...more
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High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last visited when I was a child in 1998. I didn't get to go in this time but it's a nice place to look at and around.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The building is quite magnificent and though architecturally, not pleasing to some, there is no denying its presence. Great to come inside and rest for a while.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This Cathedral had not got very good reviews in the guide books so we were not expecting too much from it. We were TOTALLY WRONG. It was wonderful. First of all we were so impressed with the light which flooded in through all the windows...More

Thank Negshonk
Reviewed 1 October 2018

An ancient building with parts dating from 1188, with more recent additions, you can attend Evensong at 6pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturdays, to admire the building alive with music.The nave was rebuilt in the 17th century after destruction during the Civil war. During the...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend. Beautiful place of worship with many reminders of its great history! Good gift shop too. Well worth a visit if you’re in Portsmouth. Located close to the seafront.

1  Thank Foggathorpe28
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Nestled in Old Portsmouth, just a few 100 yards from Gunwharf Quays and within a stones throw of the sea, we discovered this wonderful gem of history and beauty. It is fantastically airy and light and has a history going back over 800 years. The...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Ducked in with a friend during a cycling trip to see the stained glass window commemorating Admiral Bertram Ramsay and was blown away by this beautiful cathedral and the lovely knowledgeable lady--Elizabeth--who showed us round. The cathedral isn't dark and gloomy. It's full of light...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I was fortunate to have the opportunity of singing in the Cathedral. Neither from the outside, nor even the inside does it fit the concept we often have of Cathedrals. It's outside is very plain, just as its inside. However it is this simplicity that...More

1  Thank Choirman09
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I passed this Cathedral by chance while on a bus and decided on the way back, to get off and visit. This church only received cathedral status in 1927. As it is on the outside, inside it is just a light and airy, a feature...More

1  Thank eillamo
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I love the look of this Cathedral it is stunning and of course it is set in Old Portsmouth so full of Naval History. what a delight.

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1 May 2017|
Response from John B | Property representative |
Hi, there is no coffee shop or restaurant in the Cathedral, but there are great cafes (Manna is one), pubs (The Dolphin is directly across the High Street) and other nice places to eat or have a cup near by. The Cathedral... More