Cathedral Guide
Dating from 1859, Lancaster Cathedral is a fine neo-Gothic church. Outside, a 240ft spire draws attention to this house of prayer, and invites people to raise their hearts and minds to God.

In these pages you can explore some of the key features of the Cathedral. Click on the links to the left.

If you're in the Lancaster area, why not visit? More information can be found on the 'Information for Visitors' link, left.
Interpretation boards around the Cathedral help visitors to understand the building and its purpose
'Inspire', installed in 2006, is situated under the bell tower and includes a large exhibition case
The Cathedral's impressive 240ft spire is visible from many parts of Lancaster
The Cathedral features a number of unusual stained glass windows, such as this window depicting King Herod
The Holy Oils, used throughout the diocese of Lancaster in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, ordination and anointing of the sick
A touchscreen computer gives details of the Cathedral and the Catholic faith
King Henry VIII, depicted in a stained glass window in the north transept