There's plenty to see and lots of hidden gems for the visitor. One visit is rarely enough. Please note during graduation season the access to general visitors will change.

First-time visitors will have their breath taken away. Come again and you will discover more and more about this great building.

We boast

  • The world’s highest and widest Gothic arches.
  • The tallest tower offering spectacular city-wide panoramas
  • The world’s highest and heaviest peal of bells
  • The UK’s largest, most magnificent organ
  • A beautiful Great West Window and thought-provoking Tracey Emin sculpture
  • A wonderful Lady Chapel and other places to pause, reflect and pray.

The spiritual pilgrim may want to take our Awesome and Intimate trail offering the chance to reflect at different places within the cathedral. Simply ask for a copy at the Welcome Desk.

The Cathedral Shop sells an extensive range of books, cards and gifts plus tickets for our Tower Experience. Buy online or visit the Cathedral Shop.

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The Guardian's quick travel guide to Liverpool includes St James Gardens below the Cathedral.

Restricted Visitor Access to Liverpool Cathedral

On Friday 17th November 2017 the Tower Experience will be closed all day for a bell peal attempt. This coincides with the anniversary hallowing of the bells and also with Children in Need.

We apologise for any inconvenience this event may cause and thank you for your understanding.


Visiting Liverpool Cathedral during Graduations

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming LJMU students, their families and friends as they celebrate their graduations on 23rd and 24th November 2017.

There is restricted visitor access during the graduations. General visitors will not be able to access the main parts of the Cathedral from 8 am until 5 pm each day for LJMU graduations. We will continue to welcome visitors to the Cathedral outside of these times.

You can still access our Cathedral Shop, Welsford Restaurant and Tower Experience by the Welsford Porch entrance on the right side of the building (opposite Gambia Terrace).

  • The Welsford Restaurant is serving food from 8 am until 4 pm.
  • The Cathedral Shop is open from 9 am until 5 pm and you can also shop online at
  • Our Tower Experience opens at 10 am, with the last ticket at 4.30 pm.
  • Please note

  • There is no public parking on-site from 8 am until 5 pm each day, please use other car parks nearby**
  • We are always open for prayer and our staff will be available to guide you. If you’re attending a worship service, want to light a candle or say a private prayer our staff will be outside the Cathedral to direct and assist you.
  • Bag searches will be in operation.

**Car parking suggestions near Liverpool Cathedral

See more with our attractions ticket

There’s plenty to see for free but to enhance your trip why not buy our great value attractions ticket. For only £5.50 per person (£4.50 concessions) you get our film and Great Space audio tour, access to our famous tower with stunning city panoramas and views of our famous bells, and a peek inside our Elizabeth Hoare Gallery with exquisite embroideries. And as there’s so much to do your ticket lasts for two days and is available from our cathedral shop.

Do the treble

Three of Liverpool’s most popular attractions, City Explorer Bus Tour, Mersey Ferries and Liverpool Cathedral, have joined forces to offer visitors to the region a new way to see the city. See all the must-do sights and travel around the city at an unbeatable price; ‘hop-on’ and ‘hop-off’ round the city on the City Explorer Tour, step inside the Liverpool Cathedral for spectacular city wide panoramas from the UK’s tallest cathedral tower and then hop on board a Mersey Ferry for unrivalled views of the ever evolving UNESCO world heritage waterfront.



The Do the Treble ticket includes:

  • a City Explorer Bus Tour
  • a River Explorer Cruise
  • entry to Liverpool Cathedral and Tower Experience

Adult Ticket: £21

Child Ticket (5-15): £14.50

Family Ticket: £56

Concession Ticket: £17*
*Concession tickets are available for seniors aged 60 and over and students (valid NUS card required)

Visit for more information and T&C’s.

Always something going on

We’re a vibrant active worshipping community with daily services at different times. We also hold special services and events throughout the year. With cultural events, grand dinners, exhibitions and school and family activities you may find plenty happening on the day you visit, but, we will always have someone still for anyone who needs private prayer and contemplation. To see what’s happening when you’re visiting check our events pages.

A great visit

We want you to have a great visit. So if there is anything you need, or are unsure about, then please ask. We usually have volunteer guides and welcomers who will be happy to help.

Liverpool Cathedral:

  • Free to enter.
  • A great place to visit.
  • Open 8am to 6pm