Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Cathedral was only completed in 1978. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott when he was only 22 years old. It is a great space, without pillars or pews, the space is able to host huge concerts, exhibitions and fine dining on the main floor. The tower is 110m high and is the best view in the city.
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  • Jay
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enormous
    Please visit, even if it's just one time. It's a wonderful sight. Outside and in! The sheer size when you walk in is incredible. The people inside are so friendly and lovely. Take a moment and take it all in. It's worthwhile, believe me. Even the walk around the Cathedral is decent.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Jim W
    Sindelfingen, Germany7,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Anglican Cathedral
    While I am not Anglican, I can surely enjoy the beauty and serenity of the amazing cathedral. I came her with my wife, daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law, as my granddaughter likes churches. How can you say no to that? Earlier, we went to Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral, which is older, but more modern. The Anglican Cathedral is built in more traditional style and is gorgeous inside and out. It is the largest cathedral in the UK. It is the largest Anglican Cathedral in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of life and become one with God, this is a place to make that happen. You can also visit the Tower Experience for some panoramic views of Liverpool and beyond. This is open seven days a week.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Kath R
    Liverpool, United Kingdom201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Above and Beyond high level tour of the cathedral lives up to its name
    A brilliant 90 minute tour by volunteers Mike and Alan took us up the tour, into the bell chambers. We were hundreds of feet up looking down upon the main space on the balconies and walked inside the roofs and walkways. Their enthusiasm and knowledge was infectious and even lent me a hand when I was particularly nervous. A very good value tour each Wednesday lunchtime.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Maris F
    42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Cathedral
    Found the 3 'please donate £5' desks at door (2 manned and one self service) a bit overbearing. It looked like although payment was optional everyone should be paying and I did catch a dirty look from one girl when we walked past her counter. Once past the voluntary donations we were stopped by a volunteer who gave us a map of the cathedral. This cheery gentleman was very helpful and pointed out important places - toilet, shop and cafe. As it was lunch time we stopped for a quick bite in the cafe, the menu looked good and had both hot and cold, sweet and savoury options. I had a gingerbread latte and my partner had hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream. We both had sultana scones with individually wrapped strawberry jam, clotted cream and butter. Scones were a bit dry - possibly because of warm weather, but otherwise very tasty. All cost a reasonably priced £16.40 Spotted a fellow diner demolish a jacket potato with tuna and huge salad which definitely looked good value for money! Would recommend popping in for a quick bite if looking round cathedral. Shop was really nice and had lots of lovely reasonable priced items for all ages. The cathedral itself has some lovely artwork and artifacts and worth a look round. After spending a good hour in cathedral donated at automated 'please pay £5 if you can' which was at exit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • wendyanddavid536
    Solihull, United Kingdom2,124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Building
    Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is a lovely building, nowhere near as old as it first appears, being built between 1904 and 1978. It is absolutely massive - the eighth largest church in the world. Much to see inside, but it doesn't have the WOW factor that the Catholic Cathedral 15 minutes walk away, which we had visited, has - and I am saying that as a member of the Anglican Church. But definitely worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • VanessaRoad
    North Wales, United Kingdom5,176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Tower climb experience
    We have been visiting Liverpool for years but never done the Tower climb. It was a beautiful clear day and we could see for miles, 360 degrees. The best £6.00 in Liverpool. Greta tbe guide on duty was very helpful and let us borrow some binoculars. We could see Blackpool tower in one direction and the Great Orme in the other. It has encouraged us to explore Liverpool even more. You take two different lifts up then climb the remaining 108 steps. Good views of the highest and biggest church bells on the way
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Caroline Smith
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful stunning cathedral enjoyed by all the family!
    Beautiful and stunning cathedral. Whole family enjoyed the experience. Our younger children 7 and 7 enjoyed the trail and our older child (10) had his own map so enjoyed navigating round himself. Nice cafe inside for a coffee and gift shop looked good and big though we didn’t have time to visit. Lady’s chapel and children’s chapel we particularly liked. Whilst it is free you feel very pressured as soon as you enter to give at least a £5 donation. You can go to the top but we didn’t do this as a couple of us are not good with heights. All in all would highly recommend for an hour.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Jenny R
    113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building
    Liverpool Cathedral is stunning. I never realised how big it is. It’s free to visit with voluntary contributions welcome. The stained glass windows are gorgeous. On a sunny day the colours were really beautiful. There’s also a cafe inside that’s really nice and good value for money. You have to visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Leo Murray
    Cheadle, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The WOW! factor.
    WOW! The cathedral certainly has the Wow! factor. We've been before but it never ceases to amaze. Not only the scale of the building but the stone work is amazing, they were not stone masons they were artisans. We took the tour 'Above & Beyond' with Mike & Alan, they were both very informative and added to our enjoyment. We went behind the scenes to view the various nooks & crannies and elevated passages, the views were gorgeous. The highlight has to be the bell tower & the bells. Everything about this cathedral is fantastic and we are atheists. You can also have a relaxing coffee actually in the cathedral space. We were there 4 hours and loved every minute. What are you waiting for? Get down there. There's a series on channel 5 & My 5 'Britain's Great Cathedrals' which features this cathedral, watch it before you go.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • François B
    Ipswich, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Above & Beyond tour
    The cathedral itself is awe-inspiring; free to enter, with donations welcome. The Above & Beyond tour takes you to the hidden stair cases, roof spaces, belfry, walk ways and galleries never before open to the public. The views are genuinely breathtaking, and the guides so knowledgeable and passionate about everything they show and share. You tour in a group of up to ten; eight guests and two guides. (There were just six of us with two guides.) The tour costs £25 for two unrushed, unforgettable hours of the most unbelievable sounds, smells, and sights, inside and outside of one of the country’s largest and most impressive buildings. Genuinely, one of the best experiences I have ever had - thank you.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
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AngeMcG
Liverpool, UK158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Went on one of the newly created outside tours around the cathedral and it was brilliant. Have been around the inside so many times so it was really good to see all the intricate details on the exterior.
Tour guide (Brian) was very knowledgeable and pointed out many things you would easily walk past without noticing.
The workers who created the cathedral were so skilled and their work has stood the test of time.
The impact the weather has on the building is pointed out and Brian was able to answer all of the questions we asked.
Definitely worth booking for an outside tour.
Written 26 September 2020
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Thanks for the review. Our new tour is amazing and Brian has researched the history of building this great place and taken some excellent close-up photographs to tell the story from the outside. He is passionate about his guiding and this comes across in this tour. The tour must be pre-booked.
Written 15 October 2020
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Tori
Otley, UK74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This cathedral is beautiful, the architecture is spectacular, the stain glass windows are amazing also giving for some spectacular photo opportunities.
The cathedral is free to enter however their are donation plates around the cathedral.
We used the hop on hop off sightseeing bus to get there which takes you around liverpool.
Lovely place would recommend a visit
Written 4 February 2020
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PETER F
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I braved the storm and walked to the cathedral and arrived 45 minutes before the Sunday morning service, the choir were practicing and that certainly added to the amazing first impression.
I firmly believe the best way to see a cathedral is when it is doing what it was designed to do.
The weather closed in during the service and battered the building (leading to mops buckets and the obligatory wet floor signs.
Everyone was very friendly and I had a good look around after the service.
Coming from Kent (with our two Cathedrals) I feel bad saying this but, do not judge this book by it's cover it is the most amazing space inside.
Written 9 February 2020
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Tosher100
Liverpool, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Liverpool Cathedral is one of the best cathedrals in the UK having seen at least half a dozen in the UK and this is not biased because I live in Liverpool.
Although it was built in the last century (1900's) it is as interesting as Salisbury and Winchester it has a charm all of it's own. The Cathedral was built from red sandstone quarried from Woolton quarry not far from where John Lennon used to hang around in his teens, or from St Peter's church (on top of the old quarry) where John wrote his Beatles hit "Eleanor Rigby" taking the title of the song from an old grave stone.
The cathedral is very large so will take a few hours to visit and if you have the time you can view the city from the top of it. Also if you have time you can visit the graves where William Huskisson PC (11 March 1770 – 15 September 1830) was a British statesman, financier, and Member of Parliament for several constituencies, including Liverpool.
He is commonly known as the world's first widely reported railway passenger casualty as he was run over and fatally wounded by Robert Stephenson's pioneering locomotive Rocket and is buried there. At the front of the cathedral is Hope street and you can see our other cathedral "Christ the King" at the other end of Hope street
So if you are interested in a good day out 1st visit Liverpool cathedral, then LIPA university (Paul McCartney idea) then on to Christ the King, you won't be disappointed and will see Liverpool in a different light.
Written 26 January 2020
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dena f
California299 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
An imposing piece of the skyline, the relatively new cathedral is not a pretty building from the outside. Paid parking is available (30 minutes free) and once inside there’s plenty more money to be spent. Entrance is free but everything in each corridor seems to tack on another fee: digital angel wings photo opportunity, crossing a bridge, and a coffee shop.

The inside is impressively grand. The kids and I marveled at how high the ceilings were. While there we saw the paper dove display which was beautiful and lit up in purpled and blues. The rest of the cathedral was rather dark. The stain glass was pretty but difficult to see the pictures as it was such small pieces so far up.

Small toilet area available with baby changing.
Written 3 August 2021
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lisamCambs
Peterborough, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
We went to visit the cathedral after seeing it on a tour bus.
The cathedral is stunning, definitely worth visiting.
I would recommend that you check the times they close, as we were disappointed that if shut at 4.00pm
There is no entrance fee, but donations are welcome.
Many parts are closed due to the COVID-19, but I would still definitely recommend a visit.
Written 7 September 2020
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valdowling
Liverpool, UK334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We knew quite a bit about Liverpool Cathedral having visited before, but learnt so much about the construction and cost of building. A very interesting and safe tour, lasting about 1 hour and well worth the time. Great value for money and the guide made us feel welcome and valued. So many unusual things to see on the outside.
Written 26 September 2020
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Emzienic
Liverpool, UK140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We stopped off at the cathedral to light some candles for our loved ones we had already done the same down the road at the metropolitan cathedral.u

I am always blown away by how beautiful the cathedral is and fascinated by the architecture. two of Gilbert Scott's greatest achievements the cathedral and the telephone box

Had a lovely lunch here, expensive but delicious

A visit to the cathedral is a great way to spend some time.

you can pay to go up the cathedral Tower it is amazing but on this occasion It wasn't somthing we would do there are lifts up to near the peel of bells but you still have over 100 steps to climb to the top if you can manage it you really should its beautiful

Written 4 May 2022
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J R
Doncaster, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We'd booked a visit to this wonderful cathedral when we first planned a short visit to Liverpool. Unfortunately, I'd not realised that the cathedral was closing daily at 15:00 during the covid-19 crisis. Or booking began at 14:30 but the friendly and attentive staff pointed out how little time we had. We would have preferred longer to explore in more depth but managed to cover the main areas during an enjoyable half hour. The building is magnificent and has some unusual features, the stone built pulpit struck me as being unusually intricate, just one of many points of interest.
Written 11 August 2020
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YVONNE P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Well worth paying to go up the tower on a clear day the views are spectacular and is roughly half price compared to the wheel, also you can stay up the top and take as may photos as you want. The cafe is well worth a visit as well we can recommend the scouse, gammon steak and chips and the jacket potatoes. Fairly priced as well.
Written 23 October 2022
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