Newcastle Cathedral
Newcastle Cathedral
4.5
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Newcastle Cathedral holds the city's story in its stones and monuments. This is the only cathedral in the UK dedicated to St Nicholas and represents over 900 years of Newcastle’s development: its iconic Lantern Tower having originally been a guiding light for ships sailing up the River Tyne. With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, visitors can discover centuries of stories. Interactive displays tell the stories of some of the notable characters commemorated in the Cathedral’s ledger stones. Other highlights include spectacular stained glass, monuments to Tyneside’s industrial pioneers and the Cathedral’s oldest resident – the 14th-century effigy of a medieval knight. Outside, a new churchyard trail and landscaped terrace provide a sanctuary to unwind and learn about the Cathedral's place in the city’s medieval quarter. Alongside a regular pattern of worship and choral music, visitors can take part in events and activities inspired by the Cathedral's past and present.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • maisymeg
    Wigan, United Kingdom2,776 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A warm welcome to all
    We were walking around the city and came across the beautiful cathedral and were welcomed in for a visit. It's beautifully preserved and there are lots of helpful staff around to get information from. We enjoyed watching the short video about the history of the bell tower. There is a cafe which has drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. I find some religious buildings feel cold and distant but this one is warm and welcoming.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • volunteer12017
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Listen to the organ sing
    Went to an organ recital What a lovely way to spend An afternoon, Find organ music so relaxing, that I nearly nodded off. Clergy and volunteers are so welcoming nothing is to much trouble, even offering assistance to find a seat,as I'm visually impaired and autistic. Feel totally refreshed after the pot of tea in the cafe16 . Found the prices a bit steep £2.25 for a pot of tea. But I suppose they have the upkeep of the cathedral and the business to maintain. All in all a lovely day
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Tina P
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Cathedral well worth a visit
    Lovely cathedral with a café which sells lovely cakes. I paid about £6.00 for a generous slice of coffee and walnut cake and a tea. During my stay in Newcastle, went to evensong and sat in the Quire with other congregation. The choir were wonderful. I am interested in Lord Nelson so was pleasantly surprised to discover his friend Collingwood was born in Newcastle, attended a local Grammar school and married at the cathedral, which in those days was a parish church. Free entry, donations welcome.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Lyn C
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cathedral and fabulous concert!
    We attended a Vivaldi concert at this beautiful cathedral. The event was very well organised and the staff were really helpful and friendly. The concert was excellent and we had great seats at the front. The only downside was that £7.50 was a bit steep for a glass of wine! Aside from that, we had a really enjoyable evening and hope to return for future events.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Annette J
    United Kingdom566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Suicide Memorial Quilt Display
    I urge everyone to gaze upon this powerfully affecting work of love, grief, and remembrance. Each small panel of the quilt has been crafted in honour of a loved one lost to suicide. Some feature photographs, while others bear colourful symbols of the deceased's passions (football clubs, music, pets). Many are prettily embellished with glittering motifs, buttons, bows and flowers. Affectionate messages abound, and a few panels feature poems. Others simply show a name. The heartache emanating from the quilt can be overwhelming, but don't look away. Stay a while and read the words, reflect upon the imagery, and remember how lucky you are, if today you can walk away and still have the opportunity to tell a loved one that they are that. Loved. Many are not so fortunate. The quilt honours them, and their lost loved ones. Painfully poignant, and life-affirming. Thank you to Speak Their Name and Newcastle Cathedral for the privilege of seeing this very special memorial display.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 February 2024
  • NKay
    North East England, United Kingdom922 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Newcastle cathedral
    I visited today when exploring Newcastle centre with my daughter. We were welcomed inside the cathedral and were invited to explore and take as many photos as we would like. We did just that. It’s beautiful inside the cathedral! There is also a cafe tucked away and some toilets, which we didn’t use but were made aware that they are there. There was a small section within the cathedral where they had allowed some homeless people to have some rest in the sleeping bags. We tried to keep quiet in this area whilst the people rested. It was comforting to know these people had also been welcomed in too and been looked after and provided with a safe, dry place to rest. We spent about 45 minutes exploring the cathedral, so much to see. Beautiful place,
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 April 2024
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Traveller57England
England55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A wonderful place to be amongst the hubbub of the city centre. The stained glass is gorgeous, some very interesting sculptures and art. Thoroughly recommend.
Written 31 May 2024
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NKay
North East England, UK922 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I visited today when exploring Newcastle centre with my daughter. We were welcomed inside the cathedral and were invited to explore and take as many photos as we would like. We did just that. It’s beautiful inside the cathedral!
There is also a cafe tucked away and some toilets, which we didn’t use but were made aware that they are there.
There was a small section within the cathedral where they had allowed some homeless people to have some rest in the sleeping bags. We tried to keep quiet in this area whilst the people rested. It was comforting to know these people had also been welcomed in too and been looked after and provided with a safe, dry place to rest.
We spent about 45 minutes exploring the cathedral, so much to see. Beautiful place,
Written 21 April 2024
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Cie
London, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Really worth a visit. Not the biggest Cathedral I've been too but the staff were so welcoming and friendly and encouraged us to take photos and walk through doors that appeared shut at first. We really enjoyed walking around, donating to light candles and learning about the place.
Written 3 April 2024
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JJ1874
Edinburgh, UK65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building but sadly when we visited there seemed to be some kind of course on for clergy of some kind and they were watching a video which was pretty much an American accent talking non-stop and it was absolutely blaring! Like ridiculously loud. I’m reading poignant messages about abuse survivors & suicide losses & trying to light a candle and say a prayer in a place of worship while this voice is ranting across the whole building. Really ruined the visit which we (and others we spoke to) decided to cut short.
Written 24 March 2024
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michael w
Heywood, UK2,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Another great landmark in the city is the cathedral lots of history and photo opportunities good for all ages free admission
Written 4 March 2024
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Annette J
United Kingdom566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I urge everyone to gaze upon this powerfully affecting work of love, grief, and remembrance.

Each small panel of the quilt has been crafted in honour of a loved one lost to suicide.

Some feature photographs, while others bear colourful symbols of the deceased's passions (football clubs, music, pets). Many are prettily embellished with glittering motifs, buttons, bows and flowers.

Affectionate messages abound, and a few panels feature poems. Others simply show a name.

The heartache emanating from the quilt can be overwhelming, but don't look away. Stay a while and read the words, reflect upon the imagery, and remember how lucky you are, if today you can walk away and still have the opportunity to tell a loved one that they are that. Loved. Many are not so fortunate.

The quilt honours them, and their lost loved ones.

Painfully poignant, and life-affirming.

Thank you to Speak Their Name and Newcastle Cathedral for the privilege of seeing this very special memorial display.
Written 16 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tracey080272
Market Deeping, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A wonderful place to wander round, very beautiful. Would throughly recommend stopping and having a break in the cafe, very good value for money
Written 23 December 2023
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Lyn C
Huddersfield, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We attended a Vivaldi concert at this beautiful cathedral. The event was very well organised and the staff were really helpful and friendly. The concert was excellent and we had great seats at the front. The only downside was that £7.50 was a bit steep for a glass of wine! Aside from that, we had a really enjoyable evening and hope to return for future events.
Written 21 November 2023
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Tina P
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Lovely cathedral with a café which sells lovely cakes. I paid about £6.00 for a generous slice of coffee and walnut cake and a tea. During my stay in Newcastle, went to evensong and sat in the Quire with other congregation. The choir were wonderful. I am interested in Lord Nelson so was pleasantly surprised to discover his friend Collingwood was born in Newcastle, attended a local Grammar school and married at the cathedral, which in those days was a parish church. Free entry, donations welcome.
Written 14 November 2023
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volunteer12017
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Went to an organ recital
What a lovely way to spend An afternoon,
Find organ music so relaxing, that I nearly nodded off.
Clergy and volunteers are so welcoming nothing is to much trouble, even offering assistance to find a seat,as I'm visually impaired and autistic.
Feel totally refreshed after the pot of tea in the cafe16 .
Found the prices a bit steep £2.25 for a pot of tea. But I suppose they have the upkeep of the cathedral and the business to maintain.
All in all a lovely day
Written 6 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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