St Nicholas Cathedral


The St Nicholas Cathedral is located in the heart of the city, combined with the Castle it makes up the medieval core of Newcastle. For the most part, the Cathedral is 14th century with the 15thC Lantern Tower. Visitors can find medieval treasure on their journey around the Cathedral which includes a stained glass roundel of the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus, ornate font cover and Thornton Memorial Brass.

The stained glass windows housed in the Cathedral are composed of mainly 19th and 20thC glass; visitors will also be treated to other historic areas such as the 17thC Hall, Maddison Memorials along with the Collingwood Monument, which has been dedicated to the Admiral Lord Collingwood.

St Nicholas is a dedicated Cathedral in Newcastle for the Church of England, covering an area which flows from the Tyne to the Tweed. The Cathedral hosts a seat for the Bishop of Newcastle which acts in support of the Bishop’s mission along with other duties such as teaching and pastoral ministry throughout the diocese.

The St Nicholas Cathedral offers a place of prayer, community service and spirituality for visitors and locals in Newcastle. Sessions for worshipping and prayer are held daily, a tradition which has lasted for over 900 years.

Diocesan celebrations and civic services fill up most of the St Nicholas Cathedrals events calendar however it also serves as a place of serenity inside a bustling and vibrant city. Since the Cathedral was built it has served as a much valued home for a caring and worshipping community.



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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A167. Follow the A167 to city centre south.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Newcastle Central Station.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop system.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refectory open in Chapter Block Mon-Fri 1000-1400.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Booking is essential if a guide is required.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 60
  • Min group size - 1

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Norwegian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


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