Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

4.4
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Manchester
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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  • Although when you enter you will have a silly face because the interior is what it is (within the religious context of this nation). Do we have to go see the facade? Yes. Do we have to go inside? Also. Can you take some pictures? Of course. Recommended? 100% Level of demand? will depend on each one.
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  • To experience the Cathedral, attend Evensong on Sunday afternoon at 5:30. It is a sung worship service. There are usually under 30 people and you will be seated next to the amazing choir. Be respectfu...  more »
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  • A Fantastic cathedral, I especially love the stain glass windows they are modern and unique. Some wonderful historical features and the organ sounds brilliant. All the volunteers are very welcoming and helpful. Free to enter - worth taking the time out to pop in and explore.
  • A lovely cathedral. Very tranquil and inspiring. Great staff and welcomes. Lots of different venues throughout the year. Check out the website.
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