Virtual Church Crawls

Missing your regular fix of church crawls? We’ve assembled a list of 3D virtual tours and models of UK cathedrals for you to enjoy. Their quality varies hugely, but they’re a handy substitute for the real thing, even as places start to open up. Maybe those cathedral Twitter accounts can get competitive again, as they did a few years ago?

Let us know if you have further suggestions, or would like to create something similar for other countries (for Spain you can look at the ARTES website). British Art Studies also have some helpful reflections by medievalists on the use of digital models and reconstructions.

Mapping Gothic (now with English sites): https://mcid.mcah.columbia.edu/art-atlas/mapping-gothic/map

Bristol cathedral: their own virtual tour or on GoogleEarth

Canterbury cathedral: https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/virtual-tour/

Chester cathedral: https://spinoo.uk/locations/chester/chester-cathedral-360-virtual-tour/

Exeter cathedral: http://www.peterstephens.co.uk/content/virtual-tours/exeter-cathedral/virtualtour.html

Gloucester cathedral: http://www.photosbykev.co.uk/panoramas/St_Peters_v3/360pano.html

Hereford cathedral: https://www.nikreations.co.uk/indie360/hereford/

Lichfield cathedral: https://www.lichfield-cathedral.org/visit-the-cathedral/a-virtual-visit

Lincoln cathedral crazy vaults, and a tour of the cathedral on GoogleEarth

Norwich cathedral cloisters: https://www.ggs.co.uk/photography-video/virtual-360-tours/norwich-cathedral-cloisters/, and a GoogleEarth tour of the cathedral

Rochester cathedral: https://www.rochestercathedral.org/virtual-tour

Salisbury cathedral and west front: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/west-front-to-salisbury-cathedral-8246ec6775f04c9f8ecb9bf8aa137f4f and https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/salisbury-cathedral-2017-8537e3e239384145b072b8bdd5152163 

https://historyview.org/library/salisbury-cathedral/

Southwark cathedral: https://www.stgeorgescathedral.org.uk/about/virtual-tour/

Westminster Abbey: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/westminster-abbey-da63c961c9614cc9b36aae2bf2ed88d7 and https://www.westminster-abbey.org/learning/virtual-tours

Winchester cathedral on GoogleEarth

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