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“The Last of its Kind” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
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Ranked #1 of 200 things to do in Liverpool
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Owner description: Completed in 1978 this is the largest Anglican cathedral in Europe. Inside, the lack of adornments only adds to vastness of the "great space." A combination of elevator and stairs takes visitors to the exterior heights of the tower and some grand views of the city and landscapes below. A small fee is required for the vista experience.
London, United Kingdom
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“The Last of its Kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Built to impress this, the largest and last of the traditional cathedrals certainly achieves its purpose: huge internal spaces uncluttered by the accumulated memorials of centuries, post-Evensong pillars soaring Karnak-like up into the gloom, fine (and often Scottish) modern art combined with good glass. Struck by the irony of the Sunday morning sermon's attack on central government policies given the constant need to avoid broken Saturday night glass as one crunched up the hill to the cathedral past numerous clubs, pubs and betting shops. Perhaps Liverpool's problems are more susceptible to local solutions than national. Motes and beams?

Visited January 2013
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“Very impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Cathedral is built on an immense scale which is bound to impress the visitor. Unlike most Cathedrals it was only built in the 20th Century so the stonework looks quite new and unblemished. There are some interesting things to see inside including a model of the original design of the Cathedral which was radically different to the completed structure,

The volunteer guides were friendly and extremely informative as they know a lot about the Cathedral. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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“Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

From the outside the cathedral is a dark, unwelcoming gothic revival pile surrounded by a quarry and some old grave markers but, inside, the vast space and height is truly impressive.

It is the sheer enormity of the building that is so impressive. Seen in the context of a church planned for what was one of the most prosperous cities in the country at the time... It speaks volumes for the civic pride of Liverpool's wealthier residents. They were determined to build one of the biggest, highest and most impressive Cathedrals in the land.

Today the cathedral is also a venue which can seat 1000 for a formal dinner, 2000 for a concert and 3000 for a reception. It is quite a place. It also claims to be one of the most striking concert spaces in the world.

One of the parts that we found most attractive was the Lady Chapel which is beautifully carved and decorated.

There is also a stained glass window with a mention of Captain John Smith who was the Captain of the Titanic.

We liked best the magnificent scale of the place and the Lady Chapel.

We went with a guide but think that it would have been better to use an audio- guide at our own pace.

Top Tip: Watch the film first.

Visited October 2012
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“The largest cathedral in the UK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

A magnificent building and expert, knowledgeable guides made this a really interesting visit. The whole family really appreciated the 'whispering arch'.

Visited January 2013
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“A beautiful tranqil Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

I Liked everything, I was born in Liverpool recdently I have lost relatives. I was allowed in peace and quiet to nlight some candles.

Visited January 2013
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