The church is one of the largest cathedrals in England, and has the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. The cathedral was founded in 642 just north of the current site.
The front doors of the Cathedral really struck me when I first visited. The sturdy red doors contrasted the beige stone of the building, making them stand out. The door handles, for me, are just asking to knock the door.
Designed by William Pye, it is the first permanent font at the Cathedral for over 150 years. The font shows the contradicting nature of water - contrasting its still reflective quality with the more animated overflowing spouts at each of the four corners.