Snapshot: 15 Photos of U.K. Cathedrals

You can be walking through a city, or small village, in the U.K. and think to yourself, “There’s shops and restaurants here, it’s not that different.” But then you glance up and see the tip (spire) of a cathedral, in the middle of everything, and are instantly transported to a different time.

Take a look at these 15 timeless photos of cathedrals found in the U.K.:

Cathedral spire and south transept, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England (Photo by: Minden Pictures/AP Images)

The Norwich Cathedral, located in Norfolk, England, has its own website which reads: “The Cathedral deserves its five star rating as a tourist attraction, but this is no museum.” (Minden Pictures/AP Images)

Oxford’s Cathedral at Christ Church is the College Chapel and the cathedral church for the Diocese of Oxford at Oxford University in Oxford, England. (Peter Barritt/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Cathedral, Cheshire, England

Stephen Broadbent’s The Water of Life statue, is a modern addition to The Chester Cathedral, located in Cheshire, England, representing Jesus and the woman from Samaria. (Minden Pictures/AP Images)

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. (Photo by: Robert Harding Productions /AP Images)

Peterborough Cathedral, located in Peterborough, England, has origins going back to 655AD when its first monastery was founded on this site. (Robert Harding Productions/AP Images)

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland. (WIKI)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located in Armagh, Northern Ireland, stands on the hill from which the city derives its name; Ard Macha, the hill of Macha. (WIKI)

Scissor arch in Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England. (Photo by: Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding /AP Images)

The Scissor Arch is found in the Wells Cathedral, located in Somerset, England. (Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding /AP Images)

St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England. (Photo by: Charles Bowman/Robert Harding /AP Images)

The St. Paul’s Cathedral we know today is believed to be at least the fourth to have stood on the current site in London, England. (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding /AP Images)

St. Paul's Cathedral INTERIOR. (Photo by: Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding /AP Images)

Construction began on the present St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1675 and was completed in 1710. (Nigel Blythe/Robert Harding /AP Images)

St. Philips Cathedral in Birmingham, England. (WIKI)

Birmingham Cathedral in Birmingham, England is dedicated to St. Philip. (WIKI)

Interior of St. Magnus Cathedral, dating from 1137, built of sandstone ... (Photo by: Patrick Dieudonne/Robert Harding /AP Images)

St. Magnus Cathedral, known as the ‘Light in the North’, was founded in 1137. The cathedral is located in Kirkland, the capital of the Orkney Islands, U.K., located north of mainland Scotland. (Patrick Dieudonne/Robert Harding /AP Images)

St. David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales. (WIKI)

St. David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales has been a place of prayer for over 1500 years. (WIKI)

Cardiff, Wales. (WIKI)

The people of Cardiff, Wales raised money to build the Cardiff Cathedral in 1842. (WIKI)

Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England. (WIKI)

Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England houses an original copy of the Magna Carta. (WIKI)

Gloucester, England. (WIKI)

Gloucester Cathedral, located in Gloucester, England, has been standing for nearly 1000 years. (WIKI)

Canterbury. (WIKI)

The Canterbury Cathedral seen today, located in Canterbury, Kent, was built in approximately 1070. (WIKI)

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