Manchester Cathedral is believed to be built in 700 AD; however, only foundation of that church remains to this day. The original building was destroyed by Danish, possibly, in 923. The cathedral is dedicated to St Mary and was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. The external renovation took place between the 1850s and 1870s; the internal stonework was also changed. In 1868 the west tower was heightened. This is why today the cathedral resembles 19th-century buildings.
Visit Manchester Cathedral on Victoria Street, Manchester, UK. There are several ways to get there:
By train and tube: Take tram number 42 or 142 from Hulme Street, ride till Piccadilly Gardens Station. Then walk for about 10 minutes to the Manchester Cathedral.
By bus: Bus number 192 will take you from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Cathedral in about 20 minutes for 1.50 pound.
By car: Take A34 motorway towards Deansgate. Then continue on Cathedral Approach for about 3 minutes.
International: Northern Manchester Piccadilly will take you from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly Station. Walk about 20 minutes to Manchester Cathedral. Also, you could take M56 towards Medlock Street, then from Deansgate continue to Cathedral Approach.
Due to its location, the Cathedral offers no parking. However, there is Q-park parking at 2 Chapel Street just 100 metres away. You can obtain a discount on the parking fee if you book a space in advance. Q-Park caters to Blue Badge holders, too. It is advised to book a disabled parking space at least 24 hours in advance.
Accessibility for people with special needs
Level access is available to Nave through the South Door. However, there is no wheelchair access into Regiment Chapter and Chapel House. Cathedral visitor centre has a ramp in place and a lift to access higher floors. Please note that some steps on the premises are old and uneven.