Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Cathedral was only completed in 1978. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott when he was only 22 years old. It is a great space, without pillars or pews, the space is able to host huge concerts, exhibitions and fine dining on the main floor. The tower is 110m high and is the best view in the city.
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Emzienic
Liverpool, UK140 contributions
Family
We stopped off at the cathedral to light some candles for our loved ones we had already done the same down the road at the metropolitan cathedral.u

I am always blown away by how beautiful the cathedral is and fascinated by the architecture. two of Gilbert Scott's greatest achievements the cathedral and the telephone box

Had a lovely lunch here, expensive but delicious

A visit to the cathedral is a great way to spend some time.

you can pay to go up the cathedral Tower it is amazing but on this occasion It wasn't somthing we would do there are lifts up to near the peel of bells but you still have over 100 steps to climb to the top if you can manage it you really should its beautiful

Written May 4, 2022
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Julezbabe
Surrey, UK166 contributions
Couples
A very grand but slightly somber exterior standing proud at the top of Liverpools working city. The inside however is a delight of stained glass windows and majestic high ceilings . Catch even song as we did around 3 and listen to the choirs voices lifting into the vault above and bouncing back in ethereal tones. Gorgeous. An upbeat sermon too.
We couldn’t climb the tower as it required two people to man the area but I’m sure you would have gained a fabulous panorama of the city below- nxt time!
I spent a long time in the shop as it’s rare to find a Christian book shop now- selling scripture cards/ books/music and gifts.
All worth a visit!
Written August 15, 2022
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Bob S
Butler, TN283 contributions
We were on a cruise stop and walking through Liverpool when we visited the Liverpool Cathedral. Wow, what an impressive building. From an architectural and engineering perspective, it is incredible. From an aesthetic perspective it is beautiful. And from the spiritual perspective, it is awesome. There is a tremendous amount of information available as you walk through the building. There are ministerial staff walking around willing to engage you and answer questions. We had a wonderful conversation with one of the female clergy. They also have docents who will provide "guided" tours. Don't miss the gift shop where they have a relatively huge selection of items at very very reasonable prices. We are pleased we stopped. You won't want to miss the Liverpool Cathedral!
Written June 13, 2022
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dena f
Oxfordshire, UK266 contributions
Family
An imposing piece of the skyline, the relatively new cathedral is not a pretty building from the outside. Paid parking is available (30 minutes free) and once inside there’s plenty more money to be spent. Entrance is free but everything in each corridor seems to tack on another fee: digital angel wings photo opportunity, crossing a bridge, and a coffee shop.

The inside is impressively grand. The kids and I marveled at how high the ceilings were. While there we saw the paper dove display which was beautiful and lit up in purpled and blues. The rest of the cathedral was rather dark. The stain glass was pretty but difficult to see the pictures as it was such small pieces so far up.

Small toilet area available with baby changing.
Written August 3, 2021
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vix_36
Liverpool, UK65 contributions
Friends
Beautiful building, lot nicer than the Catholic cathedral. The space show was good and definetly worth a visit. Cafe prices a bit steep, £4 for a hot chocolate that tasted like dish water
Written February 25, 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,345 contributions
Friends
In these strange coronavirus pandemic times we find ourselves in its sometimes nice to just take time out and get away for at least for a short time from the trials and tribulations this pandemic has reaped upon the world ,with this in mind I visited Liverpool Cathedral, one of the two magnificent cathedrals our beautiful city is blessed with.
The history of the cathedral is interesting, King Edward VII laid the foundation stone on the 19th of July 1904 and Giles Gilbert Scott and George Bodley were the architect's tasked with building this magnificent cathedral.
By 1910 the first part of the cathedral was complete with the construction of the Lady Chapel, with the onset of world war one work was delayed on the build of the cathedral but by the mid 1920's work was in full gear with the high alter completed plus the chancel.
Despite the tower being incomplete services took place during the dark days of world war two and in particular the dreadful May blitz of 1941,the tower was eventually completed in 1942.
Throughout the 1950's and 1960's the cathedral was more or less completed in construction untill 1978 saw the completion of arguably one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world ,my twin brother Stephen and I decided to visit the cathedral, loved it ,loved the architecture and wandering around the peaceful St James Gardens, so tranquil, so many interesting sites to look at and great views of Liverpool Cathedral, also loved The Oratory at the entrance to St James Gardens.
If your planning on visiting Liverpool I highly recommend you visit Liverpool Cathedral and St James Gardens.
Written November 16, 2020
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SINGITLOUDSO
Belfast219 contributions
Had a spare day in the city so walked up to the two Cathedrals situated more or less on opposite ends of Hope St. The phenomenal Gothic Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is such an imposing building outside. Step inside the Cathedral and you will marvel at its scale and incredible design and achievement.
Its free to visit although you can pay a small amount to climb to the top for great views of Liverpool and the Wirral, across the river.
Take a walk around the cemetery around the Cathedral grounds.
Well worth the visit and in a neat part of town too. 15 minutes walk from the town centre.
Written April 17, 2022
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bob19872018
Cumbria, UK157 contributions
Couples
This is an awesome cathedral, up their with the best. The outside doesn’t do it justice, inside the architecture is inspiring. Free admission with numerous helpers who are only to keen to add narrative to the history, “Frank” was very knowledgeable.
We also had a meal in the cafe, our first experience of scous, lovely, would recommend.
Written October 21, 2021
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK20,674 contributions
To say Liverpool cathedral is huge is an understatement - it is the largest cathedral and religious building in Britain, and the eighth largest church in the world. The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 207 yards making it the longest cathedral in the world, and with a height of 331 feet it is also one of the world's tallest non-spired church buildings.
The stained glass is on a monumental scale and as you would expect the High Altar is an ornate sight to be seen.
The designer, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott is buried in the precinct of the cathedral and there is the magnificent tomb of Lord Derby to see.
We visited on a Saturday, and there was a lot going on. Following a good look around we enjoyed Coffee and Cake in the cafe and had a good look around the gift shop. We managed to park on the adjacent car park and the fee was a reasonable £2.
Written November 7, 2021
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EzeeOzee
Nuneaton, UK8 contributions
You can see this cathedral from everywhere so we had to visit it and I've told everyone who would listen about it ever since.
It's MASSIVE. It's on a completely different scale. HUGE. We went up the tower to the top and you can see for miles and everything looks teeny tiny below. On the way up you walk through massive interior spaces that make your knees go. It is enormous.
Have I said it is big?
We looked around everywhere, listened to the choir singing which was glorious, bought some souvenirs from the shop and finally had tea and cake in the lovely cafe.
All in all it was a fabulous few hours.
Written March 6, 2022
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