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Carlisle Cathedral

Open Now: 7:45 AM - 6:15 PM
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Stunning ceiling!

What a beautiful cathedral. Loved the wall panels and the first peek at that ceiling. I won’t... read more

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Lesley N
Devizes, United Kingdom
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Amazing features lovely stained glass windows only 2 pound to take pictures which is a great idea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Breathtaking piece of carlisle history, even down to the medeival grafitti on some doors inside. pay particular attention to the ceiling.

5  Thank Carlislejam
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you are walking Hadrian's Wall and you want to stop off to see the sights of Carlisle, don't even think about having your dog with you. An unfriendly town with a pathological hatred of dogs. The Cathedral take note : dogs do not steal...More

5  Thank Mandy H
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All reviews beautiful building stained glass east window choir stalls well worth a visit suggested donation blue ceiling take photos no charge red sandstone gift shop free entry lovely place to visit steeped in history town centre lots of history border regiment
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a beautiful cathedral. Loved the wall panels and the first peek at that ceiling. I won’t describe it - you really need to go. Sit awhile and gaze..... The amnesty prayer chapel is very moving; the lighted candle within entwined barbed wire and a...More

Thank Lesley N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing features lovely stained glass windows only 2 pound to take pictures which is a great idea lovely friendly people to tell you about the Cathedral

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Carlisle cathedral is stunning. The architecture is beautiful, rich colours and amazing carvings. To think it was all made before modern machinery was developed. The guides were so knowledgeable but didn't bore you with loads of facts, happy for the children to run about and...More

Thank Gaynor303
Reviewed 1 week ago

A welcome from a volunteer near the door who handed me a useful lealet with a plan of the Cathedral, which highlighted features which could easily have been missed. Unusual set of (well-preserved) paintings on the reverse of the choir stalls A well-thought-out "sensory trail"...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is part of carlisle cumbria history its very close to carlisle castle & museum there all just a few feet away from each other very easy to find your way around this area

Thank robert m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were enjoying wandering around but when we were approached by a guide, this added to our enjoyment.

Thank chillerGlasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such nice staff great history and amazingly kept definitely worth a visit looks amazing in autumn/ winter.

Thank ianandrewd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Volunteer guides help visitors with answers to all their questions and a printed pamphlet outlines the key internal features of the Cathedral. We were fortunate to visit this beautiful building while the organist was practising for an upcoming service. Divine!

Thank Cathtravels2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with my daughter just to visit the Cathedral. Beautifully made as most cathedral's are. Even a small service going on.

1  Thank CathrynM280
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully maintain campus where you have the cathedral with the quarters around it. Took us an hour to complete our visit. A must when in Carlisle.

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Judi J
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I think only Guide Dogs are permitted