The Cathedral (building started circa 1100 and much of the Norman architecture is still evident today) dominates the city. It houses the final resting place of notables such as Jane Austin, Isacc Walton and a lot of other people who to be honest I haven't heard of. As we were visiting in November there were also several poppy clad memorials mourning those who had died in the World Wars. It would be hard not to feel moved by the Cathedral's simple but sincere respects to its deceased.
Now you might ask - what is a witch doing in a place of Christian worship anyway? Well I'll tell you. To me, it doesn't matter what religion a holy place is dedicated to. Any place that has absorbed the vibes of people going to share their lives with their creator, particularly places like Cathedrals that have been standing so very long, picks up a spirit of its own. Walking through the halls of the Cathedral you can feel the strength and belief of all those who have walked there before you and it's a humbling experience.
Its the same with Mosques and Synagogues, neither Islam nor Judaism is the right path for me but I have a real respect for their holy places. Yes, my particular path may prefer to seek out standing stones rather than the more traditional indoor places of worship but fundamentally the denomination is irrelevant. Religion is just a path to the Gods. Ultimately it doesn't matter how we choose to walk that path, we're all walking it to the same end. And its nice sometimes to stop and take a look at each other's paths and know that although we are not walking together, at least we are walking the same way.