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The Tower

Tower Tours

The Tower is currently closed due to Health and Safety reasons until 2024. Please keep checking back for the latest information. 

About The Tower

The Tower is the Cathedral's third tower. The first fell down in 1175 and the second was taken down because it was unsafe. The present tower was completed in 1374. The stone work internally is 14th century in date but the exterior of the tower was re-faced in the 19th century as part of the Victorian restoration. The present tower was strengthened in the late 1980's/early 1990's, to ensure it is safe for the next 200 years.

On a clear day there are spectacular views over the city centre, River Severn, county cricket ground, Pitchcroft racecourse, Malvern Hills and countryside beyond.

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

The Bells and the Bellringing Teaching Centre

On the journey up the tower is the Clock Chamber & new Bellringing teaching centre, with the Ringing Room and Bell Chamber further up.

Would you like to discover the joy of ringing Worcester Cathedral's remarkable bells? You can apply to learn the art and science of bell ringing in the teaching centre in the tower. More information is available on our Bellringing pages.