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Manchester Cathedral

Address: Victoria St, north end of Deansgate, Manchester M3 1SX, England
Phone Number: 44 161 833 2220
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Ranked #20 of 97 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Part of the Church of England, this lovely, small and inviting place of worship is part of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Although the stained glass windows are relatively modern in date and style they are very interesting - well worth seeing whilst you are in Manchester. There is no admission fee to the Cathedral though, of course, donations towards it's upkeep are appreciated.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I came here to watch a live Bach violin concerto. It was an absolutely wonderful evening, well organised, very warm for a cold wet winter’s night. I would definitely come again for other upcoming events.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I have lived in the Manchester area all my life, and I have visited cathedrals in different parts of the world, but I had never visited Manchester Cathedral, until today, as a birthday treat. I was so impressed with the way we were greeted as soon as we walked through the door. We were offered a guided tour, for which... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The cathedral is well worth a visit if only for the stained glass windows. It isn't massive in cathedral terms but it has a certain something about it. Photos are allowed to be taken inside (I did ask first). Staff were very helpful with any questions.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided to visit Manchester for the Christmas market but also had a whistlestop tour of many of the city's sites/sights of which there are many- we were lucky enough to be at the cathedral when evensong choristers were due to sing- how beautiful it was - more people should do this it was most relaxing and drinks and oranges... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What can you say? It is in it's own beautiful, but as an atheist, maybe I'm missing that awe and wonder a Christian might feel? It's not architecturally or historically that significant so worth a visit, but maybe not a special trip.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I came here as part of a college trip to the theatre. I 'ave to admit; it does look rather dark and a wee bit dreary inside. Not much decor like Canterbury, York or Lincoln, but it it a fine cathedral in its own rights. I went during one of the service and so I did not 'ave much time... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I live in Manchester so it grieves me to say this.I have recently become interested in visiting old buildings,especially cathedrals over the last few years.In my opinion,this cathedral is utterly devoid of any artistic uplifting features.It is drab inside.Fabulous architecture but nothing else.It looked inside like Henry VIII had stripped it bare.! ! Very,very drab.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've visited many a cathedral and this didn't rate high on my radar. Had a quick walk around and then left nothing stuck with me about the place.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited during the time of the Manchester International Markets event. There was a conference going on in the main body of the cathedral however visitors were warned of this outside but all were still welcome to go in. The stained glass windows are certainly different in the main, not quite to my taste however worth a look. The memorials to... More 

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