Lichfield Cathedral has used the latest technology to enable people from around the world to view its magnificence via a 3D Virtual Tour.

Visitors to the cathedral website will be able to explore the space at their own pace and virtually walk down the aisles and take in the architecture and exquisite craftsmanship from the comfort of their own homes.

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield said: “These last few weeks have been challenging, as we’ve learnt to live, worship and socialise in a different way. Like many of our regular visitors and worshippers, I have missed taking a walk around the Cathedral and soaking up the atmosphere of this sacred site. I am delighted that we are able to offer a virtual tour so that people can access the majesty of the Cathedral and the services we have to offer to the wider community.”

Lichfield-based UK Surveyors have digitally mapped both the internal and external areas of the Cathedral from multiple angles to create a Fully Interactive 3D Tour that offers visitors an experience like nothing they have ever seen before.

The Directors of UK Surveyors Ltd state that: "Being chosen to undertake the digitally mapping of Lichfield Cathedral is a great honour as the building is the most prominent structure within the county which includes some very interesting and intriguing architectural features.”

Visitors wishing to partake in the virtual tour can expect the following:

  • 360-degree views of the exterior and interior of Lichfield Cathedral
  • Key points of interest and facts highlighted
  • Opportunity to explore St Chad’s Head Chapel
  • 360-degree view of the stunning Herkenrode stained glass in the Lady Chapel
  • Space to pray, meditate and light a candle
  • A sneak peek into the 12th-century Library above the Chapter House
  • St Chad’s Gospel and The Lichfield Angel on display
  • Listen to an excerpt from Choral Evensong
  • Hear a piece of organ music and see what the organ loft looks like
  • Plus information on live streamed services and children’s church

 You can access the 3D Virtual Tour of Lichfield Cathedral on their website HERE where you will find a guide on getting the most out of your virtual visit.