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Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield
(4.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
This hidden architectural gem has its origins in a pre-Conquest church, but the story of the present building starts circa 1150 when parts of the surviving nave north arcade were first built. This was followed in approximately 1220 by the southern arcade, which is made up of alternating round and octagonal columns. Following the probable collapse of a central tower around 1320, both arcades were heightened, giving their present form, and new multi-shaft columns added. The church was re-consecrated by Archbishop William de Melton in 1329.
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  • An absolute gem of a building, ideal for winding down after shopping in the hectic centre. As soon as you walk in you feel relaxed and positive 
  • As soon as you enter The Cathedral, the PEACE is unbelievable! There are so many things to see..BUTthe PEACE &QUIET Is so needed sometimes!you could here a pin drop! It is ALWAY's kept clean & is kept...  more »
  • A lovely peaceful haven in the middle of a busy city. Always a welcome, lots to see, encouraging for young & old. Musical recitals some lunchtimes. 
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  • A beautiful place for religious and non religious, including many denominations. Ancient buildings are always the best and this definitely does not dissapoint.
  • Beautiful restored building with a wide range of events. Well worth a look.
  • I wos up at the top of tower when prince harry wos born 15 sep 1984
  • Beautiful building just a shame about the local kids that surround it and use it as a hangout
  • Since the renovations a joy to behold,well worth a visit. In the city centre too.