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Carlisle Cathedral

Address: 7 The Abbey, Carlisle, England
Phone Number: +44(0) 1228 548151
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Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:45 am - 6:15 pm

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Lancashire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely cathedral that seems bigger on the inside and has plenty to see. Easy to find from the centre of Carlisle.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very easy access as this is right in the middle of the shopping centre, inside is beautiful and has lots to see, the crypt is worth a visit to see the treasures it holds even with the additional cost.

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

the area around is very historic and attractive particularly when the sun is shining and the leaves are on the floor . inside the cathedral is much the same as many but this is to be expected

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Centrally located the Cathedral set in pleasant gardens and is well worth a visit. The guides are very knowledgeable and will help you make the most of your visit. The tea rooms offer snacks and meals at reasonable prices. There is no admission fee but donations are welcome.

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carlisle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Right in the centre of the city A beautiful cathedral Stay for a service if you can And coffee in the fratery Go along the road and you have he castle!

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Carlisle
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carlisle Cathedral is the second smallest in the country but a big, solid construction from the early 1100s, in lovely red sandstone. It is set in a "close", part-walled, with part of the cloisters and fratery (a cafe) intact. A later addition is a pele tower from Border Reiver times. The nave ceiling is beautiful. In the treasury is the... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carlisle is a wonderful city to visit, plenty of good budget hotels and eaterys. It is a great base for visiting Hadrians wall and has good transport services to the lake district and is only 10 miles from Scotland. The City itself has a beautiful cathedral,castle and a great museum. It is steeped in history from early Roman times. In... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you ever come this way go and look at the ceiling it is blue and covered in Gold stars very beautiful. The carvings from when the monks were here are so ornate just come and look. Go down stairs and look at some of the things from many years ago you should read their history. I have been many... More 

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CUMBRIA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth going to visit the cathedral,a beautiful building, the inside is just amazing, beautiful grounds. There is also a restaurant within the grounds with homemade food, very well priced

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful architecture although smaller than I thought once inside. Grounds very picturesque & excellent place for photography.

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