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Wakefield Cathedral

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Address: Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1PJ, England
Phone Number: 01924 373923
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Description: For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to...
For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to offer their prayers and praise to Almighty God. As they still do every day. It’s difficult to tell from a website, but here we are located right in the centre of the city, surrounded by shops and businesses, with people passing our doors as they go about their daily life. Many of those people stop by to light a candle, say a prayer, or spend a moment of stillness and calm.
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The Son of Man would love it!

If not quite in the Premier League of English cathedrals this one is most definitely high in the Championship! An elegant exterior with soaring spire that announces the city’s... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If not quite in the Premier League of English cathedrals this one is most definitely high in the Championship! An elegant exterior with soaring spire that announces the city’s presence as you approach across the Yorkshire plain, a lightness of stone that belongs more to the Midlands than the industrial North, it looks like a cathedral even though it was... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Wakefield Cathedral is a wonderful drop in. It's still in daily use, so you may have to respectfully walk about if you're doing so as a tourist. Part of the charm is walking up Westgate towards the center of town with all the shoppes and small streets (and now large pedestrian mall) converging on Wakefield's heart. It's been that way... More 

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LEEDS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Well worth a visit it's a beautiful cathedral and very welcoming. Liked the thought of being able to call in for a little quiet time.

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wakefield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The cathedral is in the process of being renovated, that is stage . one complete. All the pews have been removed to open up the area so that it can be used for many other purposes than services.The portion that is still to renovate is ironically the later additions to the building. The main alter is magnificent and so is... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Interesting amazing wood carvings tallest spire in Yorkshire V central in the middle if shopping centre!!! But worth a visit none the less

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

When we visited the cathedral was full of small children. It felt friendly and welcoming. The wood carvings were particularly impressive.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

While this cathedral isn't as big as others we've visited, the atmosphere inside more than makes up for it. A peaceful area within the bustling town centre of Wakefield, this beautiful cathedal is a lovely place place to take a few moments to reflect and appreciated this amazing building as it really is a hidden gem.

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Warnsveld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The size hardly justifies the epitome cathedral. Still worthwhile to stroll around for half an hour. Close to shopping centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Most of central Wakefield is decaying 19th century post-industrial buildings. Suddenly in the middle of town is a 15th century masterpiece. Enjoy the superb tower and spire that dominate the town (restored by the Victorians) and marvel at the slender pillars in the nave. If you are in town a visit is justified: otherwise I see no reason to divert... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Ideal for a moment's reflection and an interesting building too. Open most of the time and right in the heart of the city.

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Additional Information about Wakefield Cathedral

Address: Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1PJ, England
Phone Number: 01924 373923
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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