Guided Tour:Guided Tours at Wakefield Cathedral

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Guided Tour, free entry


Guided Tours

Guided Tours

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*Update as of 23 March 2020*
Following the Prime Minister's address this evening, Dean Simon has updated his statement on Covid-19. The Cathedral will now be closed until further notice. We remain committed to being a community of prayer for the city, diocese and beyond.

Wakefield Cathedral is steeped in history. Learn about the history in a guided tour of this iconic Wakefield place of worship.

Every Wednesday your informative guide will take you on a tour of the striking cathedral. During this 45 minute tour you'll discover the fascinating history and architectural genius behind the place of worship.

Booking is not required but if you're planning on bringing a large group please call in advance on 01924 373923 between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday or email

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

Opening details

Every Wednesday at 11.30am and 2.45pm.


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