There’s any number of ways of looking at cathedrals. Some see them as an ostentatious display of the wealth of the church, a symbol of power and possibly a tool of oppression of the masses. The most interesting tours I’ve been on were in Durham, where the guide was passionate about the geology of the stone used in the building; the lady in Salisbury who was passionate about pigments and became really enthusiastic when she realised I was also interested, and; Winchester we we focussed on graffiti and chess boards.
In reality, they are just big sheds in which to keep the bishop’s chair but sometimes they can do a stunning light show.
Also one of these, but we can’t mention it.
For a bonus, they had a 1613/1611 Great She bible open at Ruth. Bizarrely, open at Chapter II when the eponymous typo is on the next page in Chapter III, Verse 15.