Carlisle Cathedral is a place of discovery, learning and fun for all the family. Visit the Cathedral for free and pick up a free children’s trail to discover more about the Cathedral. Our precinct offers green spaces to relax and walk around and our new Café offers indoor and outdoor seating.

Carlisle Cathedral

What’s On

Keep updated about activities and events throughout the year by checking this page.


Stained Glass Window Competition

183 children entered our Competition, watch our Stained Glass Window Competition Video here.


Fun at home 

Enjoy learning about the Cathedral at home with our free downloadable family resources.

Discover our colourful Stained Glass Windows or explore our weird and wonderful Misericords.

Share with us your creativity on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CarlisleCathedral.

Stained Glass Windows booklet (PDF)      Misericords booklet (PDF)      Carlisle Cathedral Word Search (PDF / Word)


We want visiting Carlisle Cathedral to be an enjoyable experience for all.

Preparing to visit

Our visual story is free to download and aims to help prepare families planning on visiting the Cathedral. Download the Visual Story.

The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible including a wheelchair lift to the Treasury exhibition.

There is no parking at Carlisle Cathedral, so please plan ahead, pay and display car parks are located nearby. If you visit by public transport we are a 10-minute walk from the train station and a 6-minute walk from the central bus station.

Visiting the Cathedral

Entry to the Cathedral is free and you can re-enter as many times as you like throughout a visit.

Toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located in our Cathedral Café.

The Café opening times are Monday to Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm.

We have a limited number of ear defenders available for children, if you would like to borrow some for your visit around the Cathedral please ask at the Welcome Centre (shop).

Please check the What’s On calendar to find out about events and services happening on the day.

Carlisle Cathedral