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Carlisle Cathedral

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 Carlisle Cathedral is one of the jewels of North West England and, after standing on the border with Scotland for almost 900 years, it has a lively story to tell. It may not be the best known medieval Cathedral in England, it is certainly not the biggest, but it delights its many visitors.

Worship is offered here every day of the year, with sung Evensong in term time every day except Saturday. Visitors of all traditions and faiths are always welcome to join the congregation at these services. We hope you will come to visit us and enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral and its precinct. There are fascinating stories of faith, hope and love to discover here.

We do not charge an entrance fee to the Cathedral, as we believe it should be accessible to all. We do however very much appreciate any donation you are able to give, and we have a suggested donation of £5 for adult visitors. Gift aid envelopes are available to increase the value of your offering, at no additional cost to you.

The Cathedral receives no government funding, and is therefore reliant on the generosity of people like you to help us preserve this wonderful building for future generations.

We ask for a small donation of £1 per person for those visitors who wish to view the fascinating exhibition in the Treasury, situated at the west end of the north nave aisle within the Cathedral. This exhibition is accessible via a short flight of stairs, or a wheelchair lift.

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