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Address: St. Nicholas Cathedral St. NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL ST. St. Nicholas Churchyard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PF, England
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+44 191 232 1939
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Beautiful Cathedral and Cafe

We visited this cathedral to light some candles for my grandparents. The cathedral is stunning and incredibly peaceful. I would also highly recommend the cafe - reasonable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this cathedral to light some candles for my grandparents. The cathedral is stunning and incredibly peaceful. I would also highly recommend the cafe - reasonable prices for excellent food. The staff were wonderful too.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite places to visit in Newcastle. I am not a religious person so I don't come here for that but simply to take in the history of majesty of the place. The peace and quiet. To light a candle for a loved one passed.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit. Not as 'poilished' as most we have visited, but has an aura of age and stability. Staff friendly and informative.

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Cairo, Egypt
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893 reviews
451 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite a large and truly beautiful cathedral. The wonderful stained glass is certainly not to be missed! And it's the only cathedral in the UK with a lantern tower. The red coloured clock stands out on its facade, recognisable at quite a distance.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always lovely to pop into the Cathedral at any time. Some wonderful stained glass by Victorian and modern artists and interesting memorials. Friendly staff and always in good order

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KatieSussams, Director of Operations at St Nicholas Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Ann - very much appreciated. We love our building too and it's nice to hear you think our staff are friendly! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cathedral is well worth a visit. The cafe serves the best bacon sandwiches in tbh city. The organ is currently inoperable, requiring a great deal of investment to rebuild but the replacement modern one is superb. I sing in a local inependant scool choir, and have performed many xmas sevices over the years. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Dave C
KatieSussams, Director of Operations at St Nicholas Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi Dave. Thanks for your great review - we appreciate the feedback. Our cafe does indeed serve fabulous bacon sandwiches. It is closed for a week now for refurb and will open under a slightly new guise - as The Dog Leap cafe - on Tuesday 2nd May. Well worth a visit when it re-opens! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 17, 2017

A very beautiful and old cathedral. Great architecture, great stonework and woodwork inside. My young son was impressed by the old flags. Visited during Maundy Thursday which was great to hear part of the service (we stayed for half an hour) and the choir. A place worth visiting!

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KatieSussams, Director of Operations at St Nicholas Cathedral, responded to this review

Hello John. Thanks for your lovely review. Our choir is indeed fabulous and sing Evensong week nights (apart from Weds) in term time (as well as the Sunday services) so do drop in again and take time to listen to them. Truly magical in this setting! More 

United Kingdom
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161 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

I have visited many cathedrals in England and elsewhere. St Nicholas' has little to offer those who have an interest in ecclesiastical architecture or those in search of spiritual uplift. Give the Cathedral café a wide berth. My experience of church catering has been generally favourable so I thought that this place was worth a try. Tea was unpleasant and... More 

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Thank B P
Clare M, Guest Relations Manager at St Nicholas Cathedral, responded to this review

Dear BP, We are sorry you found the Cathedral "drab and dreary". Other reveiwers have not found it to be so. Perhaps the sombre last days of Holy Week, when some of the Cathedral's beautiful adornments are covered to signify the Christian community's solemn preparations for Good Friday, weren't the best time to visit? Do come again after Easter, when... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017

After a day of shopping with my granddaughters the youngest, age almost 4, said let's go in here. We were all fascinated, the girls were impressed with the children's chapel which had toys and colouring in as well as religious themed topics. The girls wanted to see everything and we did, which stretched my knowledge of local history and languages.... More 

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Thank Edith S
Clare M, Guest Relations Manager at St Nicholas Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely response! Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me" - so we are so happy that your granddaughters had a happy time here! Do come again! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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970 reviews
478 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral. It is actually older inside than it looks from the outside. Inside there is a stunning stained-glass window, some lovely stonework and woodwork and also some really old flags. When we were there a service which was lovely and great to hear the choir. It was very peaceful.

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Thank ScottishTemplar
Clare M, Guest Relations Manager at St Nicholas Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely response! Do come again! Wishing you every blessing this Easter! More 

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