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“School Carol Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Blackburn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Blackburn Cathedral is one of England's newest cathedrals, yet it is one of the country's oldest places of Christian worship. For many centuries, this has been the Parish Church of Blackburn dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. It continues as a place of prayer and worship and is now at the centre of the Diocese which takes in almost the whole of Lancashire.
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“School Carol Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a splendid place both modern and traditional together. I was amazed with the extent of the facilities down stairs, there is a cafe, music rooms, changing rooms and toilets.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Preston, Lancashire
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful Interior”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not the largest cathedral in England but a beautiful interior, Blackburn Cathedral stands out in an imposing square. It also provides a striking backdrop to concert performances.

Visited May 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Had been meaning to visit for 2yrs, and finally went, the walk round may not take too long but has a great mixture of modern and historical architecture

Visited January 2013
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful awe inspiring building, great place to visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Beautiful building, a very sacred place used daily for worship. Well worth having a look around. There is a cafe downstairs in the crypt with excellent food and a gift shop. Visit the cathedrals website and try and take in a service, the building has amazing acoustics and brilliant choirs and organists. Well worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful space to listen, watch, sing, contemplate.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a great space to explore and to look around, but also worth trying to see a concert here, as the acoustics are lovely. Have seen The Sixteen here, which was a wonderful experience, and the Cathedral Youth Choir are also great; if you can get to hear them sing, do!

Visited May 2012
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