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Newcastle Cathedral

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St Nicholas Cathedral; the Mother Church of the Diocese of Newcastle which stretches from the Tyne to the Tweed.

 

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; for centuries, the iconic Lantern Tower was a guiding light for ships sailing up the River Tyne. With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, 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 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. The Cathedral also offers a range of delicious fresh food and refreshments at Café 16 as well as providing hand crafted gifts from a range of talented North East artists and creators.

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