Many of us see life as a journey enriched by special people and special places. For hundreds of years, cathedrals have been such places, filled with astonishing beauty, fascinating history, and glorious music, drawing pilgrims of all ages in search of peace, healing and joy.

This year, as part of the Association of English Cathedral's Year of Cathedrals Year of Pilgrimage, you can purchase a Pilgrim Passport for £5 from the Cathedral Shop - located in the Welcome Centre. You can use this passport as you embark on your own journey of discovery, following in the footsteps of many thousands of pilgrims who have visited our cathedrals over the centuries to learn or to think about their lives.

2020 brings together a remarkable number of individual English cathedral anniversaries and initiatives that help tell Britain’s story - past and present - and offer a creative and positive way to look to the future. Thanks to an initiative between the Association of English Cathedrals and the British Pilgrimage Trust, there will be one day pilgrimage routes to every Church of England cathedral highlighting the importance of spiritual, mental and physical well-being. That's why 2020 is Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage.