Climbing Great Buildings


Climbing Great Buildings

Dr Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian and novice climber, scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets


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Durham Cathedral

1. Climbing Great Buildings: Durham Cathedral

Dr Jonathan Foyle's journey begins in the North East of England at Durham Cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral

2. Climbing Great Buildings: Lincoln Cathedral

The next step of Jonathan's journey takes him to Lincoln Cathedral, built in 1183.

Caernarfon Castle

3. Climbing Great Buildings: Caernarfon Castle

The next step of Jonathan's journey takes him to Caernarfon Castle.

New College, Oxford

4. Climbing Great Buildings: New College, Oxford

Jonathan's journey takes him to New College in Oxford.

Layer Marney Tower

5. Climbing Great Buildings: Layer Marney Tower

The next step in Jonathan's journey takes him to Layer Marney Tower in Essex.

Burghley House

6. Climbing Great Buildings: Burghley House

The next step in Jonathan's journey takes him to Burghley House in Lincolnshire.

St Paul's Cathedral

7. Climbing Great Buildings: St Paul's Cathedral

The next step in Jonathan's journey takes him to St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Blenheim Palace

8. Climbing Great Buildings: Blenheim Palace

The next step in Jonathan's journey takes him to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

9. Climbing Great Buildings: Clifton Suspension Bridge

Jonathan's journey takes him to the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

St Pancras

10. Climbing Great Buildings: St Pancras

A look at the construction of both St Pancras train terminal and the Midland Hotel.

Glasgow School of Art

11. Climbing Great Buildings: Glasgow School of Art

Jonathan explores the Glasgow School of Art, built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Liver Building

12. Climbing Great Buildings: Liver Building

Jonathan explores the Liver Building in Liverpool, built from 1908.

Coventry Cathedral

13. Climbing Great Buildings: Coventry Cathedral

Jonathan Foyle explores Coventry Cathedral, built in 1955 after the original was bombed.

Lloyd's Building

14. Climbing Great Buildings: Lloyd's Building

Investigating the high-tech architecture of the Lloyd's Building in the City of London.

Imperial War Museum

15. Climbing Great Buildings: Imperial War Museum

The architecture of Manchester's Imperial War Museum North, designed by Daniel Libeskind.