Newcastle Cathedral holds the story of the city in its stones and monuments.
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.
With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this historic and spiritual landmark has been re-established as a dynamic community hub and a key attraction. The Cathedral has been sympathetically restored and re-modelled, whilst at the same time preserving and celebrating its Christian purpose.
Interactive displays now 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 exquisite Quire and High Altar, added in the 1880s.
Outside, a churchyard trail and landscaped terrace provide a sanctuary to unwind, pray, 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’s heritage and its role in the city today.
Photos: Graeme Peacock