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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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Beautiful

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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LEEDS
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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76 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Had not visited for a few years. What a glorious place to visit. The stained glass windows are a force to be reckoned with. The organ is something to be proud of. A place well worth going to for quiet contemplation.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really much more beautiful than I had expected from the outside - the windows are quite awesome. Obviously refurbished but in a most sympathetic way - however, the locals I spoke to had mixed feeling about the replacement of the old oak pews with modern chairs.

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