Newcastle Cathedral or The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas is a Church of England cathedral situated in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is the seat of the Bishop of Newcastle. The church was founded in 1091 but was destroyed by a fire in 1216. The cathedral that now sits on the site was built in 1350 and has had heavy restorations at different times since. The cathedral did not gain cathedral status until 1882, it was then it was given the name of St Nicholas. The cathedral became known for its lantern spire, which was used as a navigation point for years by ships using the local River Tyne.
The cathedral is situated in the city centre and is a walkable distance from metro stations.
Opening Times and Admission
The cathedral has no entry fee but it does suggest a £5 donation. The cathedral welcomes people to join a service or come in for some peace and quiet or to have a look around. The cathedral also has a cafe that can be used by visitors.