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Carlisle Cathedral

Cathedral Office, Castle Street, CARLISLE, CA3 8TZ

The Cathedral, founded in 1122 as a Norman Priory for Augustinian canons, has conducted services for nearly 900 years. Items of special interest include the East Window, with its tracery containing some very fine 14th-century stained glass, and the Brougham Triptych, a magnificent 16th-century carved Flemish altarpiece in St. Wilfrid's Chapel. There is an interesting 14th-century barrel-vaulted painted ceiling in the Choir, and in the north and south aisles medieval paintings depict the Life of St. Cuthbert and St. Anthony and the figures of the 12 Apostles.

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Tel: 01228 548071
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Entry free, suggested donation of £5 per adult. Treasury £1 charge

Opening times

Open all year daily, Mon-Sat 7.30-6.15, Sun 7.30-5, summer BHs 9.45-6.15, winter BHs, Xmas & New Year 9.45-4 (may vary during special events)
Average visit 45mins




Dogs not allowed in all areas

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. Cathedral mostly accessible
Wheelchair lift to Treasury, disabled access to shop

Carlisle Cathedral
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M6 junct 42,43 or 44, located in City Centre

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