Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral sits high atop St James's Mount in the city of Liverpool. It is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool and is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin. Visitors can marvel at the sheer scale and extent of this holy edifice. The Cathedral is the fifth largest and second longest in the world. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool is a well-located hotel that makes a great base from which to explore Liverpool and its many attractions including the Anglican Cathedral.
The History of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
The first Bishop of Liverpool, John Charles Ryle, was installed in 1880. Despite initiating the project to build a suitable cathedral the current building wasn't completed until 1978. The architect, who won a competition to design this great building, was one Giles Gilbert Scott who presented a vision of a Gothic building with twin towers. In 1910 he submitted a revised design with one central tower and a more modern style that has lasted well over the years.
In 1978 Her Majesty the Queen attended a thanksgiving service to mark the official completion and then in 1991was invited to formally open the 'Queen's Walk'. The final touches of this modern house of worship were a visitor centre opened in 2007 and an upgrade of the restaurant in 2008. Today it often appears highly ranked in tables of Liverpool greatest tourist attractions.
Accommodation near the Cathedral
Visitors wishing to visit the Anglican Cathedral and nearby attractions like the Walker Art Gallery can conveniently base themselves at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool which is a short 10 minute car ride away. This convenient and stylish accommodation in Liverpool boasts modern interiors with sleek, clean lines. There is an Italian restaurant, Filini and a relaxing bar area for guest to rest and refuel before heading out to discover the sights and sounds of Liverpool.