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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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Manchester itinerary maker.
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  • We wanted to visit the cathedral but were delighted to find we had arrived at the start of choral evensong which is held in the Choir of this small but beautiful cathedral. The sun was streaming throu...  more »
  • Disappointed! If you wanted a quiet place to think or even worship I did not find it here. The Cathedral was ready for some sort of party with tables laid and a bar set up. Most areas were roped off. ...  more »
  • I was in and out in 10 minutes. Nice architecture and stained glass windows but they are also restoring some areas so theres areas corderened off for building work.  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