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Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Manchester
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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  • Really really enjoyed the stroll around in the Cathedral, nice architecture, and when I was inside someone was playing the Harry Potter theme track, it just gave me goosebumps  more »
  • Well this was a different way to do cathedral. The excellent whisky lounge event - delayed from 2020, was finally held. And boy did they pick a venue. Great to sip a huge array of whiskys in such.....  more »
  • Attended the gin & rum festival at the Cathedral. The building is a fabulous venue for an event, high, spacious and with beautiful stained glass windows, it provided a superb backdrop. The event was good, too. A wide variety of gins and rums at sensible prices which included mixers. Good music from a DJ and a band with dancing, if you wanted to. I would go to other events at the Cathedral.
  • The Cathedral looks ordinarily from the outside, but surprised us with it's great beauty once inside, the modern stained glass is superb, the history is explained clearly but notices and leaflets and of course the brilliant guides who couldn't have been more welcoming and attentive. We loved our visit, and left inspired, uplifted.

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