St Nicholas Cathedral

Local nameSt Nicholas Cathedral

Newcastle Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, is a Church of England cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Newcastle and is the mother church of the Diocese of Newcastle, the most northerly diocese of the Anglican Church in England, which reaches from the River Tyne as far north as Berwick-upon-Tweed and as far west as Alston in Cumbria. The cathedral is a grade II* listed building. Founded in 1091 during the same period as the nearby castle, the Norman church was destroyed by fire in 1216 and the current building was completed in 1350, so is mostly of the Perpendicular style of the 14th century. Its tower is noted for its 15th-century lantern spire. Heavily restored in 1777, the building was raised to cathedral status in 1882, when it became known as the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas.

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Opening hours

Sun - Fri:
7:30 am - 6 pm

Sat & Bank Holidays
8 am - 4 pm

The Lantern Café
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Admission is free, however, donations of about GBP 5 are suggested.

More information and contact


Official website



Address 14 Amen Corner, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1PE, United Kingdom

Coordinates 54°58'12.308" N -1°36'40.307" E

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