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Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool

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The largest Anglican cathedral in Europe, Liverpool Cathedral is also the longest cathedral in the world, with a total external length of nearly 190 m (623 ft). Rising 101 m (331 ft) into the air, it is also one of the world’s tallest non-spired church buildings. The cathedral’s 13 bells add to the list of superlatives used when describing this massive building. At 67 m (220 ft) above floor level, the 13 bells are the highest and heaviest ringing peal in the world. Climb the cathedral’s tower, which offers sweeping views of the city and the surrounding area. This building also hosts a wide range of special events, such as concerts, exhibits, and seminars. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Liverpool Cathedral and many more Liverpool attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Liverpool travel itinerary maker.
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  • Visited at 8,30am in the morning and was the only tourist inside. The building inside is just awesome, Beautiful stained glass windows, magnificent alter and the sheer size/space just magnify what a g...  more »
  • We had a nice time in Liverpool Cathedral, impressive building with nice decorations inside. The Cathedral it is large inside with lots of rooms and altars . Lovely coffee shop and souvenir shop , not...  more »
  • What a gigantic building, it seems to blend in the background until you stand in front of the entrance and look up. Liverpool must be proud of such a religious place. We visited both this cathedral an...  more »
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  • Cathedral was built 1910 to 1975 so Comparatively new. Just breathtaking as you enter. Trip up the tower is good and offers fantastic views over the city. Must visit again so much to see and do. Liverpool museum should not be missed its great.
  • The cathedral cannot fail to impress in its size and construction. It also imparts a feeling of total calm when you're there. If you're lucky enough you'll also get a soothing soundtrack while you're walking round, as choirs regularly practice. If like me you're a photographer then you'll probably fill a memory card while here. The small café serves really nice food and there's a lift for people with mobility issues. As of April 2017 the price to go up the tower was £5.50, which also includes a trip to the 3rd floor to see the embroidery collection and also a film presentation. If you don't​ like heights I don't suggest you go up the tower. The steps between the two elevators, although walled, would be a challenge. From the top of the stairs, before the rooftop, there's a precarious but great view of the ring of bells. The views from the top are a bit restricted but worthwhile​.
  • Marvellous. A must place to visit if you're coming to Liverpool. As a person who has never entered a cathedral before. This absolutely blown my mind. 'Woaawww' was the first sound I made when I entered this wonderful cathedral. Don't miss it.
  • Well worth a visit. The size of this cathedral is indescribable. I am happy to say I was not even a bit sorry that I bought tickets for the cathedral tower visit instead of going up the Radio Tower (I thought the latter might have a better view and was also closer to the train station, but no, Cathedral Tower was great). You can buy them online (kudos to that), but you'll still have to go inside the shop (they offer random souvenirs - shirts, teas, bags, photos, candles,.. you name it) and exchange your online confirmation for an actual ticket (this step could really be avoided, it's a waste of everybody's time). Afterwards you go up the elevator, some stairs (do check out the bells), another elevator and a last set of stairs. The view is splendid, even on a cloudy/rainy day (wind can be blowing pretty hard so, have some warm clothing if you easily get cold). We also stopped on the 3rd floor to see the embroidery and a peak into the cathedral from above, but to be honest it was unnecessary. If you are in need of a coffee do stop in their cafe. I know, sounds ridiculous, but they have one inside the church. The grounds around the cathedral are also nice to visit - lush green and inviting.
  • Stunning gothic style masterpiece. Our ancestors were so exceptionally talented.

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Liverpool is packed with all kinds of hotels, including international chains, posh hostels, independent boutique hotels, family-run B&Bs, and historical country mansions. To take advantage of the city's explosive culinary and cultural scene, consider staying in Liverpool's historical central district. The city's Georgian Quarter is also quite charming. Bookended by the iconic Anglican and Catholic cathedrals, this neighborhood is home to some the city's finest boutique hotels offering cozy rooms and trendy downstairs eateries.
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