A rare chance to visit our tower and bell ringing room, see the ring of bells and learn more about the history and activities involved in this integral part of the Cathedral's life and worship.
Tours begin at 10am and will take place throughout the day, lasting approximately 45 minutes. The cost is £2.50 per adult. No advance booking - if you wish to take a tour please make yourself known at the reception table on the day.
We will endeavour to accommodate everyone. Please note that access to the bell tower includes a fairly strenuous climb of 117 steps and a walk along the clerestory. This is not suitable for those who may suffer in enclosed spaces, or at height.
This event is hosted by Carlisle Cathedral
Welcome to the world of Romans, Vikings, medieval monks and contemporary Christian community as you tour the grounds and see the surviving monastic buildings, the Georgian residences where the present Canons live, and the peaceful gardens.See church profile
Mixed programme includes music from Spanish and British composers.
Erstwhile Archbishop of Canterbury and now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, Dr Williams will look at what goes on in the writing of poetry, in various contexts across the centuries.
Bishop Rowan Williams will present his public square lecture addressing ‘What does national identity mean these days?’