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Heritage Event, Sat 9 Sep 2017, free entry

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral


Wakefield Cathedral

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Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 5 Sep Lunchtime Concerts
Sat 9 Sep Heritage Open Day
Tue 12 Sep Lunchtime Concerts
Tue 19 Sep Lunchtime Concerts
Tue 26 Sep Lunchtime Concerts
Tue 3 Oct Lunchtime Concerts


Celebrate Heritage Open Days by visiting Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 9th September.

Activities for the day include;

Church and State - An exhibition of Cathedral vestments and Wakefield robes and regalia.

Tower Tours - Climb the 170 steps up Wakefield Cathedral tower for magnificent views of the city and the surrounding countryside. Wakefield Cathedral have the tallest spire in Yorkshire, rising another 49 metres above the top of the tower. Tours will be at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

Cathedral Tours - Visit some of the parts of the cathedral not usually open to the public at 11am and 2pm.

Drop in for some fun Family Activities as well including trails, dressing up and even make your own bishop's mitre from 11am to 2pm.

This will be a fascinating experience for Heritage Open Days.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Sep 2017 11:00 to 14:00


Free entry



See location of Wakefield Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 333208  Lat: 53.68259 Long: -1.49729

By Road:
Follow the signs for Wakefield City Centre from the M1 or M62. There is no parking at this venue as it is located in a pedestrian precinct. Pay and display parking is available on Northgate or at the Ridings Shopping Centre opposite.

Public Transport:
Nearest Railway Station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station (5 min walk)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (2 min walk)
A taxi rank (Black and White Cabs) is located on Union Street (2 min walk)


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access