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Portsmouth Cathedral

High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
+44 23 9282 3300
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A tranquil and special place

Very welcoming cathedral that is open and bright. Close to the dockyard a pleasant walk along quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Laura P
Seeing the sites

Lovely Cathedral its nice to see a cathedral free usually they charge a silly amount... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Luke P
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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 and helped the people of Portsmouth navigate the passage of time. It has witnessed war and peace, famous marriages, been bombed and rebuilt and remains a building of greatness and simple enduring beauty. More than this it is a vibrant and lively community set at the heart of the city and diocese of Portsmouth, responding to the call of God to meet people’s needs and equipping the whole diocese to share the love of God in Jesus Christ. ☩
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“modern feel” (3 reviews)
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High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very welcoming cathedral that is open and bright. Close to the dockyard a pleasant walk along quiet streets.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely Cathedral its nice to see a cathedral free usually they charge a silly amount Really nice to see the different ages of the cathedral. Very peaceful place.

Thank Luke P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss if you enjoy British history, seafaring stories, church architecture or just need a quiet place to reflect and pray. Gift shop on site. Took thirty five minutes walking briskly to reach from my hotel opposite the south parade pier. Worth the effort! Ten...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the less well known cathedrals which has only recently been finished. It's nice not to be charged an entry fee like so many of our Anglican cathedrals. Because it was built in different periods each part of the building feels different,...More

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Was so pleased to finally get to visit this glorious building. We were greeted by a steward who have us a wealth of information about the Cathedral's history pointing out many features of specific interest. We spent a nice time wandering around absorbing the atmosphere...More

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Interesting GOD's House. A GOD of surprises.. Watch OUT 😇😇😀🌈🌩😘🌞 Yes the Bible is full of idiots who thought God was not watching them !!! Entertaining when The Holy Spirit moves ..lol. Being a servant of GOD is FUN. Live in The Victory Of Jesus...More

Thank MatthewTwyman
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

For a big city with a significant history, you might expect the cathedral to be bigger and more imposing from the outside, whereas it actually seems to nestle warmly in with its surroundings. Nice detailing with architectural features on the exterior, and felt warm inside...More

1  Thank MLambert51
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This cathedral certainly has a history second to none. Wonderful welcome and we were given a tour which gave us some much information about the different sections of the cathedral, a really wonderful place for historians. It was alive, lots going on and certainly the...More

1  Thank jwjoydays
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral is not so easy to find as some ,but it is well worth the effort. My first impression when I got inside was how light, airy and spacious it was and that it had a close connection with the sea. For I...More

2  Thank lonely2014
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The Portsmouth Cathedral is not to be missed if you are in the area. It is gorgeous. The architecture and art are brilliant. The volunteers are very friendly and helpful. They greet you as soon as you walk in. Wonderful people. It is a great...More

1  Thank RamonaL34
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JosieEm1367
1 May 2017|
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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
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