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Manchester Cathedral

Victoria St, north end of Deansgate, Manchester M3 1SX, England
44 161 833 2220
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Ranked #25 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Part of the Church of England, this lovely, small and inviting place of worship is part of Manchester's city center, which has undergone major... more » Owner description: Part of the Church of England, this lovely, small and inviting place of worship is part of Manchester's city center, which has undergone major redevelopment in recent years. « less
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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Nothing sticks out here really. It's a basic cathedral with the usual sights. One that sticks out is the angel orchestra high up in the nave. Keep an eye open for these angels providing a bit of playfulness to the cathedral. Photos allowed. No public toilet, but if you ask the guides politely you might be guided to the staff... More

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Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It opens earlier than other tourist sites nearby (National Football Museum, Chetham's Library) so I decided to pop in. It's a lovely, quiet place... the architecture is beautiful. Worth taking a look at.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Since the Cathedral is less than five minutes from Victoria station, it's well worth a visit if you find yourself waiting half an hour for a train. It's a beautiful building, with lots of gothic architecture and dark wood, and you should be able to have a good look round in five or ten minutes. Going around Christmas is a... More

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well it is a beautiful gothic church at a very central location in Manchester. It is super easy to find (near Arndale), so would definitely recommend checking it out.

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midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I wanted to see where some of my relatives were married, I wasn't disappointed, beautiful gothic architecture, beautiful windows, some more recent! Well worth a visit and the fab tea rooms 'propertea' accross from the cathedral along with book shop which sells other items, I bought some lovely nativity sets ready for Christmas!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We have visited loads of cathedrals and chose to stay in Manchester at the Mitre Hotel across the road specifically to visit Manchester Cathedral. Sadly I was a bit disappointed. It was very dark and not nearly as large and imposing as somewhere like Norwich. The stained glass was lovely and the choir were practicing for the evening service which... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The cathedral is not as famous or grand as others in England but if you are in Manchester, it is definitely a good idea to pop in for a short visit. The outside structure is showing discoloration and is in need of a good scrub to remove the dirt and grime. Inside, things are better, with lots of fine architectural... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have done a fair bit of travel through Asia and have visited a number of beautiful temples during my time there. Manchester's Cathedral is probably the first place of worship that I have visited since that took my breath away in the same way (if not more) than the temples. It is absolutely breath taking; both on the inside... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Whilst in Manchester over the weekend we visited the Cathedral and were impressed by the architecture and history contained within the building. There are many beautiful stained glass windows and areas inside to look at and whilst we were there the organist was practising giving us an idea of how the music fills the cathedral when a service is taking... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Dear Dear Dear Dear. Visited this cathedral yesterday and it's been a while since I have been in there and it was horrifying. There was a Stage set up in there like a concert and some modern art rubbish in there too. This is a place of worship not a club. I know the cathedral needs money to run but... More

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