Liverpool Cathedral

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral can be easily called the greatest creation of mankind. It’s the largest cathedral in England and the fifth in size in the whole world. The church is also the residence of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool. 

The history of creation

The Diocese of Liverpool was formed in 1880. This encouraged the Englishmen to create an extraordinary cathedral, and they announced the contest on the best project. Eventually, Giles Gilbert Scott won the competition, who later became famous for creating the renowned red telephone box. The project was approved in 1903 and in 1904 the construction began. By the way, the first stone was solemnly laid by English King, Edward VII.

The first part of the cathedral was built in 1910. After that, Giles Scott absolutely revised his project and made considerable alterations. Two towers were replaced by a single central one, and instead of one transept, it was decided to create two symmetrical. 

Due to the unstable political and economic situation in the country in the beginning and middle of the XX century, there was hardly any progress in the building of the cathedral. The final touches were made only in 1978.

Description of the exterior and inner decorations

General features of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:

  • the actual space of the cathedral is 9687 square meters;
  • the nave’s height - 36,5 meters;
  • the length of the cathedral – 188 meters;
  • the choir’s height – 35,3 meters;
  • the tower’s height – 101 meters;
  • the peal of bells is located at a height of 30 meters.

The cathedral is built out of red sandstone in the Neo-gothic style. It has the largest bell in the world which weights 31 ton!

No other cathedral ranks above the arches of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. If you climb the tower of the cathedral, you’ll admire the stunning panorama of Liverpool. The arches, stained-glass windows, roods, and other decorative elements will fire the imagination even of the most sophisticated aesthetes.

Important information for visitors

Address: St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ.

Working hours: daily from 8:00 to 18:00.

Sunday service: 8:00 - 12:00.

How to get to Liverpool Cathedral: take bus №82, 82B, 82C, 82D and get off at Parliament Street or James Street stops; you can also take buses №25 and №101, and get off at Pilgrim Street stop.

Numerous attractions in England can win the affection of any traveler. While studying the cult architecture of the city, don’t forget to visit Tate Liverpool, the art gallery where you can get acquainted with the British art objects from 1500 to nowadays. 

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Liverpool Cathedral Attractions Ticket
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Liverpool Cathedral is Britain’s biggest – with such jaw-dropping architecture, it’s an award-wining ‘must see’ when you’re in the city! Whether a group or on your own, to make the most of your visit, this attractions ticket includes an access to the Tower and a multi-lingual audio tour. Enjoy amazing views from the rooftop and the world’s heaviest and highest peal of bells, as well as an exquisite embroidery gallery.
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Liverpool Beatles Tour with John Lennon, Yoko Ono Exhibition
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This full-day guided Beatles walk & luxury transport tour is the most comprehensive and best value tour in Liverpool. With 5 star reviews this superb guided day out is the best way to learn how & why Liverpool has changed in the footsteps of The Beatles. In 2018 Sir Paul McCartney visited Liverpool for the Carpool Karaoke TV series & this tour largely follows the same route. After an easy Magical Mystery Guided Walk to visit the CavernClub, travel in luxury transport to Penny lane, visit the new Strawberry Field visitor centre & see outside the childhood homes of John Lennon, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr. This tour has something for everyone as you weave through the World Heritage Site you will see the schools & colleges the boys attended & outside the World's fifth largest cathedral. It's also a perfect shore excursion as the starting point is 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
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Walking & Drinking Evening Tour
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Come and join us on our walking and drinking tour which visits 3 iconic Liverpool public houses where you can sample some of the local brews (where available).Come and see all the famous sights in Liverpool including the TWO Cathedrals, A Case History, Chinatown (the oldest one in Europe!), The Cultural Quarter, The Cavern Club, the sight of Liverpool Castle and the Three Graces. Three half pint drinks (or soft drink equivalent) included!Ideal for solo travelers!
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Half-Day Liverpool Excursion with Cavern Club Visit
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This is the only full day shared Beatles tour in Liverpool. Tours include the new Strawberry Field Visitor Centre Cafe & will be in small groups. Please read our 5-star reviews from delighted visitors. Your local tour guide will take you in luxury air conditioned transport to Penny lane & outside the childhood homes of John Lennon & Paul McCartney. On this superb tour you will learn how & why Liverpool has changed since European Capital of Culture in 2008. The tour also includes a visit to the famous Cavern Club. This tour includes an easy guided walk through the World Heritage Site you see the schools and colleges the boys attended & filming locations like Sherlock and Harry Potter. It is great fun, a perfect shore excursion from one of the many cruise ship calls to Liverpool as the starting point at the new Beatles Statues is less than 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Cruise Terminal. The tour has some free time to buy lunch & souvenirs.
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