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Blackburn Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1254 503090
08:15 - 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 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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 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

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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127 reviews
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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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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took my son for lunch for his birthday , ambience was lovely and the food was very nice although I thought some of the portions where a bit on the small side.. especially the macaroni bake.. definitely need side orders with this dish ,my dish of moussaka with side salad &fries was delicious and more than enough to halt any... More 

Thank lynnivodka26
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A wonderful tour of the Cathedral, the new garden close. The new buildings have been designed to be in keeping with the original Parish Church and Cathedral extensions. It has really put the heart into Blackburn and the design team and the local council are to be congratulated on the result.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

born and raised in the town a recent return has highlighted the destruction and demolition of most historic or architecturally interesting buildings so the renovation and alteration of the towns cathedral is a delight enhancing the immediate area and remaining a contemporary but stunning church building. The basement cafe was also a great stop for coffee. Worth a look even... More 

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