Britain’s cathedrals attract visitors from all over the world, with most hoping to get a taste of the country’s rich history.
But a series of hilarious Google reviews shared on social media have shown that some tourists have been less than impressed by the city landmarks.
The amusing appraisals of the country’s cathedrals were posted on Twitter by Fergus Butler-Gallie, who wrote: ‘England’s cathedrals are considered to be among the most amazing buildings on earth.’
Sharing screenshots of the funny reviews, he added: ‘But not by the people who review them on Google maps’.
A series of hilarious Google reviews of cathedrals in the UK have been shared online. Pictured is Winchester Cathedral
One visitor was very disappointed by Winchester Cathedral, claiming the structure was ‘clearly fake and built yesterday’
Ripon Cathedral in north Yorkshire (pictured) dates back to the 7th century and was founded as a monastery for Scottish monks
However, one visitor believed the interior was not up to scratch, writing in her review: ‘Could do with some carpets and a lick of paint’
One reviewer, Dom Mills, was left very disappointed after his trip to Winchester Cathedral, claiming that the ‘structure [is] clearly fake and built yesterday’ – despite the building being finished in 1093.
Others were similarly disappointed by the aesthetics they were presented with.
Following a visit to Ripon Cathedral, Jude Gordon wrote: ‘Could do with some carpets and a lick of paint’.
Meanwhile, some of the appraisals begged the question of why the reviewer decided to visit a cathedral in the first place.
Durham Cathedral, which dates all the way back to 1093, has been designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
But this visitor was not impressed, describing the ‘historic stuff as boring’ and adding that it ‘smells of horse poo’
In fact, a number of the reviews begged the question of why the visitor went to see a cathedral in the first place. Writing about Salisbury Cathedral, one simply wrote: ‘I am not into this sort [of] thing’
Derby Cathedral, which dates back to the 16th century, is undoubtedly a beautiful building
But one man had a rather worrying response to the cathedral, describing it as ‘Really sexually attractive’
Shannon Robson, who paid a visit to Durham Cathedral, wrote: ‘[T]he historic stuff is boring, don’t like it. wont be going back there again!!!’
She very strongly suggested that other people did not go there, adding: ‘[D]on’t recommend having a picnic there as bee’s attack and again I highly recommend you DO not visit there, smells of horse poo.’
One man meanwhile had a slightly worrying response to Derby Cathedral, writing: ‘Really sexually attractive cathedral, I would fantasize about this place all day if I could Pwhorar!’
Others were more concerned about the food on offer, than the cathedrals themselves.
Many of the reviewers were more concerned about the food in the tearoom, than the cathedral itself
One visitor meanwhile had their experience of Coventry Cathedral ruined by a ‘noisy commercial vegan market’
One person complained about the ‘hardest Vic sponge cake ever’ at a cafe next to Southwark Cathedral, while another complained how there were no fish and chips at St Paul’s.
Meanwhile, Penny Welford, who visited Coventry Cathedral, was left extremely unimpressed by the ‘noisy commercial vegan market in the nave’.
Some of the reviewers were very to the point. One person simply described Chichester as ‘old’, while another described Liverpool Cathedral as ‘Anglican’.
And one tourist, posting under moniker Dorset Taco, was decidedly underwhelmed by Truro Cathedral, simply writing: ‘It’s alright I suppose’.
A number of the reviews were very to the point – with one person writing ‘It’s alright I suppose’ in response to seeing Truro Cathedral
Ely Cathedral, which dates back to AD 672, draws thousands of visitors from around the world every year
But person described Ely as ‘appalling’, while a visitor to Liverpool Cathedral was also distinctly unimpressed by what they saw
Meanwhile, one tourist was left baffled by the fact that Leicester Cathedral was not open to visitors on Sunday due to services planned
Some reviewers to used the opportunity to share their conspiracy theories and vent their frustrations about religion in the country
And one person decided to take a trip down memory lane with their review, describing how they dressed up as monks on a school trip to Rochester Cathedral