Lancaster Cathedral, Lancaster

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Lancaster Cathedral, also known as The Cathedral Church of St Peter and Saint Peter's Cathedral, is in St Peter's Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It was a Roman Catholic parish church until 1924, when it was elevated to the status of a cathedral. It started as a mission church in 1798, and the present church was built on a different site in 1857–59. It was designed by E. G. Paley in the Gothic Revival style. In 1901 a baptistry was added by Austin and Paley, and the east end was reordered in 1995 by Francis Roberts. The cathedral is in active use, arranging services, concerts and other events, and is open to visitors. The building is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
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  • Lancaster Cathedral is rather small, but neat and nice. Tricky to photograph from the outside due to the trees, but the steeple can be seen from miles around. Typical of a catholic cathedral the inter...  more »
  • Lovely cathedral, easy to get to from centre of Lancaster about ten mins walk. There is disabled parking available. A very lovely place.  more »
  • The Cathedral is up quite a steep hill, especially if you're not as mobile as you used to be. THERE IS FREE DISABLED PARKING on site with your blue badge. The priest was vacuuming up confetti when we ...  more »
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  • lovely place i went there at night and it's very imposing, but much nicer during the day
  • An oasis of calm and dignity. Ideal for prayer and contemplation.
  • Good architecture and friendly staff
  • After 9 months of living down the road to this I can't wait to move! Bell ringing for hours on end has driven me out! Is it really necessary? The sound is awful and deafening.
  • Emotive and melancholic bell tones, would be great to hear everyday.....

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