Newcastle Cathedral


Telephone: 0191 232 1939


Newcastle Cathedral holds the story of the city in its stones and monuments and has reopened following a 20-month-long redevelopment supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is the only cathedral in the UK dedicated to St Nicholas and represents over 900 years of Newcastle’s development: its iconic Lantern Tower having been a guiding light for ships sailing up the River Tyne.

The refurbishment has ensured that the historic and spiritual landmark in Newcastle has been re-established as a dynamic community hub and a key attraction. The Cathedral has been sympathetically restored and re-modelled into an accessible visitor attraction, whilst at the same time preserving and celebrating its ancient religious roots.

Interactive displays tell the stories of some of the notable characters commemorated in the Cathedral’s vast collection of 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.

Visitor facilities include a shop area, café and improved disabled access. 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 and the city’s past and present.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Daily 09:00 - 17:00

Exclusions and changes apply for special services and events. Check the Cathedral's website before you plan your visit.

Telephone: 0191 232 1939


Events at Newcastle Cathedral

Advent Procession of Light

28 Nov 2021 to 28 Nov 2021


Decorate and Celebrate at Newcastle...

1 Dec 2021 to 4 Jan 2022


Lantern Tower Film Premiere and...

2 Dec 2021 to 2 Dec 2021


Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

9 Dec 2021 to 9 Dec 2021

Live Music

Patronal Festival of St Nicholas

11 Dec 2021 to 11 Dec 2021

Live Music

An Evening With The Most Revd Stephen...

11 Dec 2021 to 11 Dec 2021


Newcastle Crisis Carol Service

15 Dec 2021 to 15 Dec 2021

Live Music

Mediaeval Baebes 25th Anniversary...

16 Dec 2021 to 16 Dec 2021

Live Music

Walking Nativity in Newcastle

17 Dec 2021 to 17 Dec 2021


Cake, Craft and Carols at Newcastle...

18 Dec 2021 to 18 Dec 2021


Christmas Extravaganza at Newcastle...

18 Dec 2021 to 18 Dec 2021

Live Music

Carols by Candlelight at Newcastle...

22 Dec 2021 to 22 Dec 2021

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