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Blackburn Cathedral

Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, England
+44 1254 277430
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Interesting Building

The majority of this cathedral appears to have been built in the early 19th century. However your... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LauraDaveJames
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Loved it!

I had hoped to attend Sunday Choral Eucharist from my lodging in Lancaster, but was foiled by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul S
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Adelaide, Australia
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Blackburn Cathedral is one of England's newest cathedrals, yet it is one of the country's oldest places of Christian worship. For many centuries, this has been the Parish Church of Blackburn dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. It continues as a place...more
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Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, England
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"stained glass"
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"beautiful building"
in 9 reviews
"crown of thorns"
in 5 reviews
"great cafe"
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"premier inn"
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"modern inside"
in 2 reviews
"quiet space"
in 2 reviews
"railway station"
in 3 reviews
"new addition"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"shopping centre"
in 2 reviews
"lovely place"
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"organ"
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"worship"
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"artwork"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The majority of this cathedral appears to have been built in the early 19th century. However your own substantial additions which appear to have been added in the late 20th century. In our opinion the two styles married together very successfully to create some interesting...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had hoped to attend Sunday Choral Eucharist from my lodging in Lancaster, but was foiled by the train timetable! I managed to arrive before the end. The cathedral is adjacent to the railway station, and is a very attractive structure. It is very new...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful mixture of old and new. What they have done with integrating modern sculpture into an ancient building is most impressive.

Thank exeman
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

A lovely looking building from the outside, made more so by the recent work to redevelop the Boulevard which makes the Cathedral even more striking a building as soon as you leave the railway station.

Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I had not been in the Cathedral for years but did so this Christmas and discovered it was much more beautiful that I remembered. Perhaps I just appreciate things more as I have become older, but it is well worth a visit.

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Cathedral is beautiful. It is so light and bright. Good exhibitions on regularly. Spiritual atmosphere. So peaceful.

Thank Moongirl1954
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We visited here for N interfaith event and were welcomed with our children thoroughly. It was s great event, and I loved the entrance out on towards the railway station.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Well maintained historical buildings right in the middle of town. Many different events held. Worth a visit.

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

A more modern cathedral with an inspiring spire, letting in light and changing with the weather, noe adjacent to a great cafe and good on a wet Lancashire afternoon

Thank David B
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I invited my friend for coffee after we had visited a jewellers. We entered the cathedral and the organ was being played. What a wonderful experience it was so uplifting. We then carried on to the cafe, it is so vibrant and tastefully furnished! We...More

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zeytin62
3 February 2017|
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Response from Linuxcompitech | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is an amazing cafe/restaurant on site. It is called 'cafe Northcote at the Cathedral'.
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Sheila s
15 March 2015|
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Response from Linuxcompitech | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes.....There is a hotel right next door to the cathedral, and the parking for the hotel is just across the road from the hotel.
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