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Blackburn Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, England
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+44 1254 503090
08:30 - 15:45
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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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A beautiful building. The most modern cathedral I have visited. Really lovely and great calm atmosphere.

Reviewed 1 week ago
val f
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building. The most modern cathedral I have visited. Really lovely and great calm atmosphere.

Thank val f
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are always welcoming. A beautiful building. Good shop.Lovely organ sound. Has a peaceful feeling about the building.

Thank 322georginah
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a jewel in Lancashire's crown, I love the way it dares to have modern and traditional art hand in hand.

Thank Vicki G
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely architecture and statues. Always a very friendly place, lots going on, and taking children is brilliant at Christmas.

Thank Anny T
Burnley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in October 2016, a friend was singing there, very friendly staff, toilets, a small cafe area tea/ coffee and selection of cakes and biscuits. The building is absolutely beautiful, lovely colourful windows. If you get a chance to hear someone sing here take it as the acoustics are amazing.

Thank bc12017
Rothesay, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stunning Cathedral with a new addition the Northcote Cafe. Clean and serving delicious food, attentive friendly staff. Gets very busy though and therefore you might not get a table when you go, try to pick a quiet time if you can. Was surprised at the contemporary interior design. No reference to this being attached to a cathedral at all in... More 

Thank Gary H
emmm from Cov
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I visited this Cathedral last year 2016 with Coventry Blue Coat Choir. I found the staff very welcoming and the facilities very good. Nice cafe as part of the recently refurbished precincts.

Thank crpmrtn
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice place to look at ecclesiastical relics and stained glass (I put some of them in myself 40 years ago.

Thank DisgustedGreayHarwoo
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I was brought up in Blackburn, left in 1973, never having visited. I finally went in, very disappointing, very bland, the outside is by far its best attribute, especially at night. So I won't be going back, but will enjoy the nightime view when I next stay at the Premier Inn.

Thank Winefride
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73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Good little photographic stands relating to locals who gave their lives in the Great War . May they RIP

Thank Worldtravenut

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