Groups & Tours

Although the Cathedral is now open, we regret that we cannot yet offer guided tours At Carlisle Cathedral, we are lucky enough to have a group of dedicated volunteers who will be happy to guide you round the building and tell you stories to enrich your experience. Both formal and informal tours are offered. For group visits please book in advance to avoid disappointment.


The Cathedral will continue its life of prayer and you are warmly invited to send requests for prayer:

By email to:
Via the online form
On Facebook
On Twitter


Our volunteer Guides and Welcomers are happy to answer any question during your visit. Please note that we cannot guarantee that a Guide will be available at all times.  Our free visitor leaflet, available from the Welcome Centre, includes a floorplan and highlights various points of interest to help you get the most from your visit.

During the peak season, we often run informal free guided tours. Places are limited for these tours and we advise booking in advance. Tours will appear on our online calendar when available. Use the search box to search for ‘tours’.


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For a bespoke tour given by a dedicated guide, we charge £6 per head. These can be special interest tours tailored to your particular area of interest, or general in nature.

Pre-booked tours are exclusive for those who have booked.

Bespoke tours for groups can be arranged in advance:

Tel: 01228 548151.