Liverpool Cathedral

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Liverpool Cathedral information

Liverpool , England
Upper Duke St
+44 151 709 6271
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visitor centre & tower admission £5.50
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Liverpool's Anglican cathedral is a building of superlatives. Not only is it Britain's largest church, it's also the world's largest Anglican cathedral. It is the work of Sir Gilbert Scott, who also gave us the red telephone box and the Southwark Power Station in London, now the Tate Modern. The central bell is the world's third largest (with the world's highest and heaviest peal), while the organ, with its 9765 pipes, is likely the world's largest operational model.

The visitor centre features the Great Space; this 10-minute, panoramic high-definition movie about the history of the cathedral is followed by your own audiovisual tour, courtesy of a headset. Your ticket also gives you access to the cathedral's 101m tower, from which there are terrific views of the city and beyond – on a clear day you can see Blackpool Tower. The cathedral is also home to a collection of artworks, including a piece over the West doors called For You by Tracey Emin: a pink neon sign that says 'I felt you and I knew you loved me.'