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St. Nicholas Cathedral

St. Nicholas Sq., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PFst Andrews church Newcastle upon tyne, England
44-191-232-1939
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting church. Well worth a trip through. Some really beautiful things inside, especially the stained glass windows.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a working Cathedral and they had an exhibition while we were visiting. So you can pray, watch the exhibition from local artists or admire the building.

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Athlone, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Your attention is drawn to this building by the unique "Lantern Spire" towering over the area. For hundreds of years a "beacon" to ships making their way to Newcastle. And the Cathedral has strong and obvious connections with the sea - St. Nicholas, respected as the patron of sailors (as well as a popular Christmas visitor). The building also shows... More

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Solihull
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The inside of the building is quite stunning with some stunning statues and memorials. The alabaster screen is particularly eye catching. The café is great value (all day breakfast £6) and provides a lovely space to flick through the selection of books.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Reviews here often compare/contrast St. Nick's with Durham Cathedral. The latter is, without doubt, one of the greatest sites of the world - large, imposing, austere. Romanesque at its best. I love them both. St. Nick's is so much "busier" than Durham - regimental colours, monuments in various media, stained and painted glass in abundance, memorials - that it can... More

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Edinburgh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely Cathedral with wonderful stained glass windows a very special stained window at the door ask one of staff about it is it the only glass of it's type

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W. Yorkshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is small for a cathedral and not as impressive as some, but there are interesting windows. I had a very good lunch here which I ate sitting in a small outside dining area at the back it was excellent value

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

St Nicholas Cathedral is located a short walk from Central Station, and is close to the Castle Keep, so two tourist attractions in close proximity. What can one say? It's a cathedral. It is not a large in size but still retains the grandeur that one would expect. Beautiful in design and structure. Well worth a visit if you are... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A nice cathedral, well worth a visit, highly recommended. So good nowadays to visit a cathedral that is not money grabbing by demanding an entrance fee but for donations only.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Beautiful cathedral despite not being the biggest by far, but well worth seeing just for the architecture if not the religious stuff. It is also right beside the castle (as in the New Castle) so go see both places.

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