Manchester Cathedral

Address: Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, England
Telephone: 0161 833 2220

- Free


Manchester’s Cathedral impresses visitors with its intricate carvings and stained glass.

Dating back to 1215, Manchester Cathedral is one of the city’s most important buildings. Just around the corner from the Exchange Square shopping area, a visit to the cathedral is a peaceful contrast to the city’s bustling streets. I think that the central alter is particularly impressive with dark carved wood, chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and colourful stained-glass window up ahead. Don’t forget to look up to see musical angels and to find the Angel Stone, the oldest object in the building.

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Expert tips

Check service times on the cathedral’s website before planning a trip.

Look out for concerts in the cathedral that are put on by the nearby Chetham's School of Music.

Engage children by picking up one of the Explorers’ Trial backpacks filled with a spyglass, a map and several activities (available at weekends and during UK school holidays).

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture