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Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle
(4.5/5 based on 900+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Really beautiful and quiet, but a couple of vergers were a little over-zealous and off-putting. Great if you want it, but I'd rather just make my way 'round myself, thanks. 
  • Interesting Cathedral, very good guide to give more info on the history of the place and the facts about the fire that destroyed a lot of the Cathedral. 
  • I'm far from religious but enjoy history and there's lots of that. Great wood carvings, pictures of historical figures (and the devil as well) worth searching out in the centre of the nave, plus the t...  more »
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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!