About the cathedral
Situated in the ancient Heart of the City, the area around St Nicholas Cathedral and the Castle form the mediaeval core of Newcastle.
The Cathedral is mainly 14th Century, with a striking 15th Century Lantern Tower.
Mediaeval treasures include the ornate font cover, a stained glass roundel of the Virgin Mary and infant Jesus, and the magnificent Thornton Memorial Brass. There is a fine collection of 19th and 20th century stained glass windows.
Other features include a fine alabaster reredos, hand-carved misericords, the 17th Century Hall and Maddison Memorials, and the Collingwood Monument dedicated to Admiral Lord Collingwood.
Other monuments and memorials recall many figures from the history and development of the city of Newcastle and the north east of England.