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Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

(4.1/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Manchester itinerary maker.
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  • Stumbled across the cathedral when leaving the shopping centre. It looks lovely from the outside, the architecture inside is amazing! The stained glass windows are gorgeous! 
  • Truly is one of the churches than most I have been impressed. It has a perpendicular gothic style and impressive stained glass windows. The choir is a wonder to behold. Unmissable visit and tour if you go to Manchester
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  • Due to the local building stone, this is very different in colour to those of York, Winchester etc. However it is bright and cheery inside. The cathedral was badly damaged during WWII and is still bei...  more »
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  • Small in comparison to other cathedrals however well worth a visit (I would guess as the majority of the cathedral is/was closed due to the new organ being installed, lots of scaffolding and forbidden areas). Staff were very friendly and helpful. Garden is lovely to sit in and relax very peaceful place.
  • Old historical place with beautiful stained glasses. At this moment being renovated so not entire area is reachable for view.
  • Interesting place to spend 20-30 minutes in, the stained glass windows are lovely. Unfortunately the cathedral organ is currently being replaced so it's a good excuse to visit again next time we're in Manchester!
  • Really beautiful cathedral and a fantastic place to watch gigs when they open it up for that (I saw Stars of the Lid a few years ago there and it was top)
  • My Ancestors were Married here in 1856 so it's interesting to be in a place where they also stood