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Wakefield Cathedral

Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1PJ, England
01924 373923
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Ranked #10 of 21 Attractions in Wakefield
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Greeted by a lady who was very informative & knowledgeable. Lovely cathedral & a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My children love it here. And they behave so well it is worth bringing them just for some peace. they think god is watching them and they wont go to heaven if they misbehave

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable hour or so looking around. It's a lovely place to visit while in Wakefield. The ambience inside is very calming, with lots to look at including many memorials, beautiful stained glass and more than one place to light a candle and a quiet prayer or reflection. The only thing I didn't like are the modern chairs,... More

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were told information about the cathederal as we went around. It made it really interesting. It's a lovely building.

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Pontefract, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here while they were renovating, been since and it is a fabulous cathedral, the volunteers who manage it are very knowledgeable, and are extremely enthusiastic about helping you and to guide you around even, well wortha visit if you are in Wakefield? I never checked any toilet or stairs, buggy storage I'm not sure.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wonderful coffee shop that serve lunches and teas. Great place for a peaceful lunch in the hustle and bustle of the City centre. The Cathedral is awesome too!

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Yorkshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you have 40 minutes to an hour to spare in Wakefield city centre on Tuesday at 1 pm from September to July you would not do better than to visit the cathedral for a varied programme of music concerts performed by very talented musicians on a variety of instruments. The beautifully renovated cathedral interior really lends itself to this... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A great calm is felt at this cathedral especially in a busy town. Lots to see and candles to light if you want to.

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West Yorkshire
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visit this lovely Cathedral on a regular basis whether it be for quiet contemplation, to light a candle or just to have a walk round and enjoy the history of the place. The Cathedral has been through an extensive refurbishment, tasteful restoration. A walk around the Labrynth is very therapeutic. The stain glass windows are beautiful an the alter... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Well worth a visit. One of the loveliest Cathedrals I've visited. Right in the centre of the city so easily accessed and close to The Ridings and Trinity Walk Shopping Centre. The stained glass windows are really beautiful and there is always someone on hand to offer all you may need to know about this church. The spire is approx.... More

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