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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 #23 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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Preston, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Regimental Chapel has the loveliest "fire" window, and nearby is the gorgeous statue of Chetham. The chapel was wrecked during the WW2 blitz and Chetham lost a couple of fingers. Presumably it is intended as a reminder of the war the his fingers remain thus. Lovely effigies, and calm, and beautiful stained glass windows. Unlike many cathedrals there is... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It is always breathtaking to enter an ancient English cathedral, but this one seemed so different. Obviously the modern world had its influence for instead of pews there were chairs, instead of huge bouquets of flowers there were interesting lighted "signs" in a row at the far side and instead of an organist or a choir rehearsing on a Saturday... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was very disappointed on visiting this cathedral. A large part of what is quite a small cathedral was obscured by a large stage and people were setting up for a concert or something similar. There was no atmosphere or feeling that you were in a cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Future Islands gig was everything I had hoped. Great and most unusual venue with lovely helpful staff.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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