Newcastle Cathedral

Newcastle Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Cathedral
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Newcastle Cathedral holds the story of the City in its stones and monuments. Located in the heart of Old Newcastle, it is a medieval church building of architectural interest with a spectacular lantern tower and filled with a superb collection of monuments, ledger stones and stained glass describing interesting people and events of importance to the history of the city and the region. The collection contains work by nationally and internationally reputed sculptors and craftspeople, including glass artist Leonard Evetts, 19th century woodcarver Ralph Hedley, and sculptor EH Bailey who was also responsible for Grey's Monument, and illustrates many of the ways in which contemporary local, regional and national culture has been shaped. Look out for mermaids, wild men, Roman senators, romantic ladies or even a precious medieval stained glass portrait of Mary and the infant Christ. Open: Sun 7:30am-5:30pm; Mon-Fri 7am-6:30pm; Sat & Bank Holidays 8am-4pm. Free entry; suggested donation £5pp.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Barry M
Bolton, UK413 contributions
Captivating cathedral
Nov 2020 • Couples
Can't be missed because of the beautiful tower. It is all in lovely condition. It's in the centre so easy to find. Well worth going to see it.
Written November 4, 2020
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,409 contributions
Good
Jun 2020
It looks average inside but outside amazing. It’s too small for a cathedral. The bells are really nice too.
Written June 27, 2020
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lesley h
Retford, UK673 contributions
Inspiring
Mar 2020 • Couples
We just happened to walk past this building, not knowing that Newcastle had a cathedral. You need to follow the signs due to the building work. The building itself is interesting but quite small for a cathedral. However, we were lucky enough to talk to an amazing man who not only told us about the history & architecture but also chatted to us like old friends. We are not religious but came away feeling inspired. He is a volunteer & a credit to the cathedral. Look under some of the pews & see the hidden craftwork
Written March 7, 2020
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Jinnywren
Swindon, UK94 contributions
Building works!
Feb 2020
What we could see of the interior of the cathedral was very pretty. Unfortunately, the extensive ongoing works ruined the experience. It was a long walk round to find the entrance which is currently being used. Volunteers were very friendly and helpful.
Written February 21, 2020
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Karen
2 contributions
Excellent and very welcoming
Jan 2020 • Solo
Lovely service and the choir was outstanding.

There was a laminated card explaining the order of service, including when to sit and stand, this helped immensely.

I was on holiday in Newcastle when visiting the Cathedral, and the Reverend came over to speak to us at the end of the service, she was very down to earth and friendly.

Would highly recommend a visit to this Cathedral
Written February 3, 2020
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Simon
30 contributions
A parish church cathedral
Jan 2020
Newcastle cathedral is not one of Englands great cathedrals but is still well worth a visit.I visited last year and was impressed by the building and as usual inthese parts by the friendliness of the staff..The most impressive part of the cathedral is its tower which is still fairly proinant in the city centre skyline.When I visited this time I found that a lot of work is being done inside especially to the floors indeed at one point I struggled to find where to enter as the normal entrance is shut.Inside you can effectively only enter the choir and choir aisles whilst the nave is blocked off.The work will take some considerable time
Written February 1, 2020
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Chris Lloyd
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, UK20 contributions
Great Concert
Dec 2019
St Nicholas Cathedral is a very impressive building on the inside, which is not really reflected by its exterior. We attended the Bobby Robson Foundation concert and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was different to what either of us had been to before and the acts made it a great experience. If you like old church buildings then St Nicholas is a great one to visit and if you haven't been to one before then it is an ideal place to start as it is very welcoming. I've been to a number of cathedrals, including Durham and York and have always felt that St Nicholas is more intimate.
Written January 20, 2020
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yotkhhw
105 contributions
WI Christmas concert
Dec 2019
Great singing carols within a large group. Dean speaks well. A lovely cathedral that will be even r after the upgrades
Written January 3, 2020
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Nicola D
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK2,735 contributions
Attractive lantern tower and ornate clock
Oct 2019
We visited initially because it was pouring with rain and we were waiting to catch our coach home from nearby! However we were pleasantly surprised at the interesting interior and spent some time wandering around and reading.

Newcastle Cathedral is a large medieval church building with a beautiful wedding cake lantern tower and a very striking-looking ornate red & gold clock mounted on the tower.

Inside is equally impressive with lots of interesting statues, monuments, ledger stones and stained glass. The stained glass windows are really spectacular. There was also an exhibition of art work by prisoners when we visited in October. We spent a long time wandering inside the cathedral, reading the inscriptions and viewing the sculptures.
Written December 3, 2019
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geralind
United Kingdom332 contributions
Small but lovely Cathedral- lots of history
Oct 2019
Originally a Parish Church before becoming a Cathedral after its separation from the Durham Cathedral diocese in 1882. Lovely stained glass as well as what is believed to be the largest and finest Flemish Brass in the Country- the Thornton Brass. Fascinating ornate Clock on the Tower outside.
A peacefull place full of history and well worth a visit
Written November 23, 2019
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