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Carlisle Cathedral

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Address: 7 The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ, England
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+44 1228 548151
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07:45 - 17:00
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Sun 07:45 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:45 - 18:15

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Beautiful architecture

This is a beautiful cathedral. Amazing history and craftsmanship everywhere especially when you look up to the ceiling. It is set in lovely grounds in the pretty historic quarter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral. Amazing history and craftsmanship everywhere especially when you look up to the ceiling. It is set in lovely grounds in the pretty historic quarter of Carlisle.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to Carlisle is not complete without stopping at the Cathedral. The beautiful royal blue ceiling speckled with gold stars has to be seen. It really is a truly magnificent building.

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Thank PipsK
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with family and had a pleasant couple of hours walking round. Lots of historical facts an items. Had a good lunch in the cafe.

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Thank Rich W
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go into the cathedral quite often to light a candle for family or just to sit and reflect for a while. There is a lovely but small gift shop there and if you can get a guide to take you round there a loads of things to find out about it.

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Thank Chris K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not as big as some cathedrals but that doesn't take away how impressive it is.Sitting in a peaceful location 2 mins from city centre it is a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A guided tour is well worth it as lots of stories and things you would otherwise miss are pointed out. The ceiling alone is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our beautiful cathedral is worth a visit on any occasion. The ceiling consists of panels of gold stars on a blue background, many hours can be spent gazing up at the ceiling. A cathedral has been on this site since the 1100's

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Thank Julie H
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlisle cathedral is a beautiful building. I visited for my son's graduation, it is smaller than most I have visited but the detail in the ceiling and stone work is amazing. the acoustics are perfect too.

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Thank Sheilalou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlisle cathedral is a beautiful, quiet place right by the city centre. I come in here often to light a candle. The volunteers by the door always seem friendly and approachable.

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Thank Alex T
England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlisle Cathedral and surrounds is much like York but in miniature. The Cathedral is small by cathedral standards, but has plenty to offer and is worth examining careful, as at first glance, much can be missed. The stained glass, carvings (in wood and stone), organ, altarpieces, etc are beautiful. In the main, the cathedral is a mix of Norman and... More 

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Quercianella, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a surprisingly huge and ancient gothic cathedral for what is today a small town like Carlisle. Built in the 10th century, it also boasts a treasury downstairs.

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