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Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle

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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. Plan to visit Carlisle Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Carlisle attractions using our Carlisle holiday builder app .
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  • What i loved about the cathedral was the greenery around it where we could sit and chat and the kids could play. In the cathedral there is a breataking ceiling which my kids loved as its like the grea...  more »
  • We went to this Cathedral almost by accident and were blown away by its magnificence. Really wonderful. Blue and gold, the precious ceilings in dungeons, pointed arches, its greatness ... everything is breathtaking!!! To see
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  • We visited here as we have stayed in Carlisle every year for three years visiting local sites but had never explored those most local. The Cathedral is lovely and we received a warm welcome at the doo...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Lovely misericords. Very interesting treasury. They shut the shop without warning about half an hour before the cathedral. Cafe wasn't open.
  • A beautiful cathedral. Very inviting and full of history. Lots of paling on the local roads or in the town centre multi-storey - just a few minutes walk away.
  • Lovely little cathedral. Friendly & welcoming.
  • A beautiful east window in probably the smallest cathedral in the country
  • On a nice day if i am in the city you can't beat a quiet walk through the cathedral grounds.

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