Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

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Despite its outward appearance, Manchester Cathedral is one of oldest churches in Europe with roots established around 700 CE. Hidden pieces of art give it a whimsical feel. For example, check out the quire stalls, which have hinged seats that you’re welcome to lift gently. Directly underneath are carvings of medieval morality tales. In one, a woman scolds a man for breaking a cooking pot; another depicts men playing table games. Call the church office before visiting to ensure there are not any conflicting events. Put Manchester Cathedral into our Manchester trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manchester.
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  • Not one of the world's great cathedrals, it's more of a big church. But the stained glass windows, the chapels, and magnificent architecture make this worth a brief visit on any trip through the Manch...  more »
  • The tower was being renovated which removes a little charm to the building! The Interior is very nice but a lot of material (for renovation /chaises / miscellaneous...) are stored here and there. . The panels are arranged in different parts of the building. Free entry provide an hour!
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  • Very beautiful and magnificent place, with a coffee to feel at ease. But is closed to make a tour all over the place. Recommend.
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  • Went to this location for a concert. A building with a lot of history that's in a great area and is beautiful both inside and outside. A little smaller than what I expected having visited other Cathedrals but was perfect for the concert.
  • Gorgeous place. The architecture, stained glass windows, sculptures, etc. Highly recommended for religious art passionate.
  • Beautiful church lovely people I joined Saffie Rose's family today in the celebration of her short life, the youngest victim of the Manchester arena bombing lovely service, lovely place 👼👼👼💖💖💖💎💎💎RIP sweet angel shine bright like a diamond xxx
  • Brilliant building beyond its religious significance very much a building to visit and explore
  • Beautiful place I went for saffie rose roussos funeral which was such a beautiful send off. R.I.P beautiful little angel 😚

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Some of Manchester's finest hotels are located near the city center. Staying there will keep you close to all of the city's main attractions, as well as its main road and rail networks. Manchester's centrally located hotels boast modern rooms, good food, and friendly staff. From there you can easily explore Manchester's famous pubs, rooftop bars, and restaurants. For a more leisurely and quiet experience of the city, venture farther away from the central areas. There you can explore a world of relatively inexpensive boutique hotels and self-catering apartments, especially convenient for visitors using Manchester as a base for exploring northern England and North Wales. 
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