Cathedrals and Abbeys

Be inspired by the great Cathedrals and Abbeys of Cumbria which offer a place for peaceful contemplation as well as intrigue. Religious buildings have always played a pivotal role in Cumbria and the Lake District’s history and these holy places offer centuries of stories to be discovered within their walls. You can find marks on pillars where weary monks fell asleep, count stars in the ceiling or discover medieval treasures of a rich and prosperous Abbot.

Plan your visit by clicking on one our Cathedrals & Abbeys to find out more:

Carlisle Cathedral

Furness Abbey (Barrow-in-Furness)

Lanercost Priory (near Carlisle)

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