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Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral Review

The largest church in northern Britain overlooks the city and the River Mersey. Built of local sandstone, the Gothic-style cathedral was begun in 1903 by architect Giles Gilbert Scott; it was finally finished in 1978. A custom-built theater shows "the Great Space," a 10-minute panoramic film on the history of the cathedral. The 331-foot-tall tower is a popular climb; two elevators and 108 steps take you to breathtaking views. From March to October you can book special "Twilight Tower" tickets, allowing you a spectacular view of sunset over the city, as seen from the top. Guided tours of the cathedral take place at 10 am, Monday to Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.

    Contact Information

  • Address: St. James Mount, City Centre, Liverpool, L1 7AZ | Map It
  • Phone: 0151/709–6271
  • Cost: Free; £3 suggested donation; £5 combined ticket for film, tower, and audio tour; Twilight Tower £5 (booking essential)
  • Hours: Daily 8–6. Tower weekdays 10–4:30, Sat. 9–4:30, Sun. around 11:45–3:30. Twilight Tower times according to sunset
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  • Location: Liverpool
Updated: 05-29-2014

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