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Wakefield Cathedral

Address: Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1PJ, England
Phone Number: 01924 373923
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Ranked #11 of 63 things to do in Wakefield
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to offer their prayers and...
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Cobham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
61 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

the tallest church in Yorkshire this old and well put together cathedral is good for a walk though. The only comment I would make is that it could do with a little explanation or signage about when it was buil,t how it was developed and so on.

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york
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A lovely peaceful sanctuary right in the heart of Wakefield. A spacious interior with really helpful signage explaining the history and religious context of the interior.

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Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My only doubt would be that access in my wheelchair was a little difficult but, when the first church was built over a thousand years ago, that wouldn't have been an issue.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This Cathedral is quite small, and was extensively redecorated during the Victorian period. They are currently planning extensive improvements, so do please support them with donations. Excellent little cafe and shop.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Right in the shopping centre stands the magestic Cathedral. Not just beautiful on the outside but simply stunning inside.I was in Wakefield at college for 3 years and I used to roam the city centre with my friends,at that age I'm afraid to say we didn't notice the Cathedral we were too busy looking in shops and round the outdoor... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Cathedral is such a relaxing church to visit if your in wakefield you can say a prayer and light a candle in memory of lost ones .

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

From the outside it's hard to tell what awaits, but once you take a look it's a stunning place to see, such intricate detail and glorious architecture, a hidden gem in our city, great welcome from the volunteers, keep up the great work

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Cathederal as part of the City's Art Walk. There was a small display of work by a selection of artists. The building was bright and welcoming, lit up as it was in the autumn dusk. I must return when I have more time.

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