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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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Not amongst the great cathedrals of England but resounding in conflict and history of this once beleaguered border city. The bedstead frame over the high altar is an intrusive travesty.
  • I liked this cathedral! Worth a visit, some nice stained glass and an impressive ceiling.
  • The ceiling and the stained glass windows are impressive. Such a magnificent structure.

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