St Nicholas Cathedral
Cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne
The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas is a 14th-century cathedral located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The cathedral was founded in 1091 but the Norman structure was destroyed by fire in 1216; its replacement was completed in 1350. The lantern spire was added in 1448, and aided navigation of ships along the Tyne. It became a cathedral in 1882.
The cathedral is filled with beautiful stained glass, of which most was broken during the Civil War and most now dates from the 18th century onwards. St Margaret’s Chapel contains the only known fragment of medieval stained glass in the cathedral, a beautiful roundel of the Madonna feeding the Christ Child. One of the oldest objects in the cathedral is a 13th-century effigy of an unknown knight
Newcastle Cathedral with the neighbouring Castle, it makes up the medieval quarter of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
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Visiting St Nicholas Cathedral
7.30am-6pm Sun-Fri, 8am-4pm Sat
Free – donation requested