COUNTY NEWS: Watch stunning aerial footage of cathedral

A video has been released showing one of the area's most impressive buildings as it has bever been seen before.

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 11:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 11:31 am
An aerial view of Chichester Cathedral, May. The new footage can be viewed on YouTube

For the first time in Chichester Cathedral’s 900-year history, an unmanned aerial vehicle, known as a drone, was used to capture some extraordinary footage of both inside and outside the historic building.

In October, 2014, the Cathedral spire was hit by lightning, so the drone was flown to carry out a close inspection of the stonework to check for any damage. As well as flying around the spire, giving breathtaking shots of the city landscape, it also flew through the Cloisters and inside the Cathedral nave.

A 2min 38sec video has been uploaded to YouTube and gives viewers a fantastic opportunity to experience and explore the city landmark and surrounding area from a unique perspective.

The drone was remote controlled from the ground by qualified operators from, which is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. The drone was equipped with a powerful camera which delivers high resolution photographs or video that can be viewed while the flight is taking place.

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