If you’re studying in Hereford, chances are you’ll have seen the beautiful Hereford Cathedral by now. But don’t simply walk past it – spend some time visiting it properly, and appreciating everything this delicately restored building has to offer. If you need some convincing to drag yourself away from your studies or your student union bar, then here are some reasons why you should visit Hereford Cathedral!
The architecture is beautiful
For those studying art-adjacent subjects, pretty architecture can provide a lot of inspiration. Even if you’re not usually interested in buildings and what they look like or how they were built, the eye for detail is impressive at Hereford Cathedral. The symmetry inside is spectacular, and the English Gothic style used throughout is amazing to see.
It’s somewhere calm and quiet
University can be overwhelming. This is a fact, and it’s why we work closely with our partnership Universities, with our onsite accommodation teams holding regular liaison meetings to ensure the students receive the best service within our accommodation. Hereford Cathedral provides a calm, quiet space to take yourself away from the stress of your studies for a while – somewhere to sit, think, and not do anything else.
It is a focal point for medieval history
If you have an interest in history – and especially medieval history – then you should definitely visit Hereford Cathedral. You can see the 1217 version of the world-famous and very controversial Magna Carta. Originally written in 1215, King John tried to cancel it; it was then reissued two years later to prevent further civil war, and this is the version which lives at the cathedral now. You’ll also be able to see the King’s Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucestershire asking for the terms of the original Magna Carta to be broadcast.
It will help you appreciate the city
Moving to a new city can be tough, but there is always so much to discover and explore. Walking from our accommodation at No.1 Station Approach to Hereford Cathedral takes around 17 minutes – it’s not far, but it’s far enough for you to see some of the city and perhaps note down some other places you’d like to visit, or work out where your nearest supermarket is and so on. Seeing the cathedral itself is a great way to connect with the local area and its history, which is why you should visit Hereford Cathedral while studying and living here!
Use your free time at university wisely – it is possible to create the perfect blend between studying, partying, resting and experiencing some culture. Visiting Hereford Cathedral is the perfect addition to your weekend plans…