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Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle
(4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Soak in medieval history while exploring 900-year-old Carlisle Cathedral. Adorned with original Gothic architecture and stone carvings, the cathedral houses England’s largest glass window in the Flowing Decorated style. Admire the colorful barrel ceiling above the main sanctuary, or attend a service to enjoy classical organ and choir music. You can explore all parts of the cathedral free of charge, including a library, the treasury, and a small gift shop. Venture across the street to have lunch in the old monk’s dining hall, now a cafe. Using our custom trip planner, Carlisle attractions like Carlisle Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We have been to Carlisle before but had not ventured in the Cathedral before. The main ceiling is a lovely bright blue, construction works were going on overhead, but we were able to look around. The ...  more »
  • I was so proud to show my visitors this amazing place. Every time I enter I am transported. They thought it was stunning and history oozed from every space. Beautiful. 
  • A must for any visitor to Carlisle. Steeped in history and best taken in conjunction with Carlisle Castle. Have visited several times and never tire of either. 
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  • The cathedral had an amazing structure from the stars on the ceiling to the little details on the monk's seats definitely a 5/ 5
  • I liked this cathedral! Worth a visit, some nice stained glass and an impressive ceiling.
  • A very nice cathedral
  • The ceiling and the stained glass windows are impressive. Such a magnificent structure.
  • Loved it, especially the tripping!