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Blackburn Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, England
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+44 1254 503090
07:45 - 17:45
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Sun 07:45 - 17:00
Mon 08:15 - 17:45
Tue 07:15 - 17:45
Wed 08:15 - 17:45
Thu 07:45 - 17:45
Fri 08:15 - 17:45
Sat 08:30 - 15:45

Blackburn Cathedral is one of England's newest cathedrals, yet it is one of...

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 of prayer and worship and is now at the centre of the Diocese which takes in almost the whole of Lancashire.

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The new coffee shop/cafe in the Cathedral is just lovely. It's warm and cozy but still manages to be stylish. The food is delicious and the staff are so efficient and obliging. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The new coffee shop/cafe in the Cathedral is just lovely. It's warm and cozy but still manages to be stylish. The food is delicious and the staff are so efficient and obliging. A lift is provided for anyone with walking difficulties though he cafe can be accessed from level ground too. It is true it is a little expensive but... More 

Thank 1WONGY
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magnificent building in very good condition. There are a lot of interesting facts and views - the Transept area is clever and the Nave and Sanctuary worth looking at. There are some lovely sculptures, especially the one of Worker Christ. Well worth a viewing if you are in the area.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

COLLECTED RELATIVES TO SHOW CASE THE LOCAL PARKS AND CATHEDRAL. we purchased cards from shops & cathedral shop and sent then from new bank road .royal mail post office near our great corporation park !! . the place was absolutely filthy and litter dog dirt food waste every where. well done Blackburn council for keeping our Blackburn streets clean .... More 

1 Thank Lee W
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The cathedral is wonderful and is very interesting to spend some time just wandering around. The crown of throrns above the altar is well worth seeing. My only criticism would be the coffee shop which is a bit expensive. Some walked out over the prices and others questioned whether the price was right!

Thank Garethfromllandudno
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A jewel in the heart of Blackburn, great cathedral to walk around made even better now that the surrounding areas have been redeveloped and opened up Nice location to visit when you have a few hours spare

Thank BBTravelling4Some
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic venue for such a debate. These fantastic buildings need using for so much more than religious events. The hospitality shown was brilliant and well organised. A very enjoyable experience

Thank John E
Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful cathedral bright well lit with plenty of interesting things to see from old to centennial poppy from Tower of London. Excellent quiet 'Jesus Chapel' available for prayer/contemplation Superb new development of Cathedral Court into meeting area and lovely eating establishment with Church offices and accommodation as well as new hotel

Thank chris52lk
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lovely building. Interesting st0ory boards tucked away in a corner. Give the tearoom a miss though. Not very good and over-priced.

Thank PolScot
Sandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Cathedral was originally a Parish Church and is a beautiful small Cathedral. You must visit the Cathedral if you are in Blackburn. It has the most amazing church organ and the crown of thorns over the alter is beautiful. There is a really lovely atmosphere in the Cathedral and is well worth a visit. The new Café serves great... More 

Thank Sandyman53
Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a difference two years' makes! I visited the Cathedral AFTER the massive building project in its precinct, which consists of a new Cloister Garth and associated clergy accommodation, New hotel and office block, and public realm improvements. This has really 'upped' the stakes, when it comes to 'cathedral cities'. The Cathedral Building sits in a green oasis in the... More 

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