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Wakefield Cathedral

Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1PJ, England
01924 373923
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Ranked #11 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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Yorkshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

it is a lovely cathedral a man told us all the history of the place was nice to know it has a labyrinth which you can walk around the stained glass windows are nice

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wakefield Cathedral is not an ancient monument to be treated with pious gentleness like some (York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral etc). Wakefield is an everyday church to be used by everyone at anytime. the church has some Norman bits but for the most part it is a relatively modern building. the diosese was formed from the diosese of Ripon in 1884.... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Recent refurbishment has made it a pleasure to visit the cathedral for concerts or worship - look out for the maze, the new pupil and holy table. Light and warm - fit for the 21st century!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I took my kids last week to town center and we visited the cathedral. It was a very different experience for them. they looked everywhere asked about all those people there. we talked about all that work of art and then they sat quietly for a few minutes to to think which was not an easy task for a 5... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Nice cathedral like going here to light candles and even tried the meals in the little cafe they have at the side meals are cheap and big ish. It's hard getting into the place as either the flat entry's are blocked up or others down steps so not disabled friendly and due to that don't go in same so it's... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

There used to be lovely flower arrangements in this Cathedral, what's happened to them all!? Maybe the flower arrangers got fed up of having to provide free flowers as there is no flower fund I've been told, arrangers usually provide their own. It really is about time you people got this sorted!

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