Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield

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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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  • After seeing Hepworth Wakefield, we asked the receptionist what else there was in Wakefield. She trotted out an interesting list of places NEAR Wakefield but not actually in it. When we said "Yes, but...  more »
  • A great cathedral that’s just been renovated the stain glassed windows are impressive it's light and airy with public display areas and screens with info on when we arrived it was peaceful and quiet. ...  more »
  • A lovely cathedral stain glassed windows are impressive it's light and airy when we arrived it was peaceful and quiet. The person who welcomed us was so helpful There was a slight problem where the iP...  more »
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  • Nice place even for people who are not religious like myself very nice inside and out plenty of seating etc. Love going markets here too.
  • Former parish church, elevated to cathedral status towards the end of the nineteenth century. Has a small gift shop and a cafe in the adjacent Treacy Hall. Has services every day of the week. I have been to lunchtime communion in the chapel behind the altar. Very quiet and intimate.
  • Beautiful, understated cathedral. Amazing ceiling, engaging and interesting information.
  • Brilliant service offered by Bishop Tony attended by a very large Multi-faith congregation in honour of the Manchester Attack victims
  • There are truly some moments that you envisage heaven. Listening to the amazing choir, looking around at the beauty of Wakefield Cathedral was an experienced i wont forget.

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The area surrounding All Saints Wakefield Cathedral is scenic and central, while a modern hotel outside the center offers deals on nightly rates. Consider a self-catered rental apartment in the residential areas circling the city center.
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