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: https://bristol-cathedral.co.uk/the-cathedral/virtual-tour/
Canterbury cathedral: https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/virtual-tour/
Chester cathedral: https://spinoo.uk/locations/chester/chester-cathedral-360-virtual-tour/
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: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/lincoln-cathedral-vaulting-1148348e5d9f47dcbc79b2481ac95c3c
Norwich cathedral cloisters: https://www.ggs.co.uk/photography-video/virtual-360-tours/norwich-cathedral-cloisters/
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
Southwark cathedral: https://www.stgeorgescathedral.org.uk/about/virtual-tour/