Two accolades for Hereford Cathedral

25th August 2022

Hereford Cathedral has won two accolades from the tourism industry for its services to visitors during 2022.

Not one but two accolades for Hereford Cathedral

Global travel website TripAdvisor has recognized the cathedral as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner.

It joins 80 per cent of all our cathedrals – including St Davids from our partner, the Church In Wales – to have received this award placing them all in the top 10-per cent of visitor attractions worldwide. This means they have earned consistently positive reviews and ratings over the last year from visitors despite the challenges they have faced trying to build back following the pandemic.

TripAdvisor identified Hereford Cathedral and its Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition and cited Hereford Cathedral as standing out in delivering positive experiences to visitors with its welcome, its guided tours and the Cathedral Café.

The Cathedral has also just heard it has been shortlisted for Best Historic Attraction or Venue in this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards.

It is one of six on the shortlist – competing with Belvoir Castle, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard, Leeds Castle and Windsor Castle! Go Hereford! The overall winner will be announced in early October.

Owen Towndrow, Visitor Engagement Officer at Hereford Cathedral, said:

“Our volunteers and staff at Hereford work so hard to make sure visitors enjoy their visit, whether they are learning about the cathedral’s history, being wowed by the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library, climbing the tower for amazing views or just enjoying a coffee or lunch in the Café.

“A lot of work goes into making sure our visitors, whether on an organised tour or just walking in, feel welcome from the moment they step into the Cathedral, and it is wonderful to be recognised in this way.”