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Wakefield Cathedral

Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1HG, England
+44 1924 373923
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Christingle service

Great atmosphere Christmas Eve for the christingle service. Very moving especially when the lights... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
A warm Christian Welcome

I try to visit this beautiful Cathedral twice a year and I never fail to receive a warm Christian... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to offer their prayers and praise to Almighty God. As they still do every day. It’s difficult to tell from a website, but here we are located right in the centre of the city, surrounded by shops and businesses, with people passing our doors as they go about their daily life. Many of those people stop by to light a candle, say a prayer, or spend a moment of stillness and calm.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1HG, England
+44 1924 373923
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Reviewed yesterday

Great atmosphere Christmas Eve for the christingle service. Very moving especially when the lights went out. Great acoustics.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I try to visit this beautiful Cathedral twice a year and I never fail to receive a warm Christian welcome from everyone I meet there. The Cathedral itself is so well kept and the staff who Run the coffee shop and gift shop are so...More

Thank EvangelistDavid_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Wakefield I have never been to this place until this week. I was in town and needed to kill some time so called in for a look. I was very surprised at how nice the place was. Calming and relaxing and a great...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ordered soup which owing to the time was nearly finished it was rather too over cooked by the time it was brought me -much too thick.

Thank mskeffington431
Reviewed 9 December 2017

You cannot miss this impressive structure right in the centre of Wakefield. Looks very eye-catching once lit up during the evening. A grade 1 listed building, parts of it date back to the 1300's.

Thank allertonlad
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We went into the cathedral on a recent visit to Wakefield and were surprised to find it devoid of pews. A group of children were sat on the floor, presumably on a school trip. Workmen were removing the stained glass windows as part of the...More

Thank BessieCaxton
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The Cathedral has many charms, but the misericords were a real find. They were comissioned by Thomas Savile in 1482 to celebrate his marriage. They show the full earthy humour of late middle ages and it is worthwhile to take time, remove cushions, lift the...More

1  Thank Peter V
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a beautiful cathedral with amazing stained glass. It is in the centre of Wakefield and I wondered how many people pass it each day without really noticing it ? Well worth a visit .

Thank pyegreen
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I like to visit this place a couple of times every few months and every time I’m amazed at what I see with regards to the sculpturing and artefacts of this place,it’s a real eye opener.Parking is in the riding centre then just a short...More

1  Thank ainsy30
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It's got a very beautiful window. Not being religious I enjoyed the space, design, magnitude and the glass. Stopped for ten minutes and left. It felt quite tranquill and I liked it.

Thank Tracey C
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15 November 2017|
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Response from Louisbenjamin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of places. It’s in the town centre, so there are plenty of cafes/restaurants nearby.