Cathedral views on offer at night

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A view of Liverpool from the top of the tower. Liverpool cathedral  ©

A view of Liverpool from the top of the tower © Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral has announced a new night-time tower experience for visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the city.

After climbing 108 stairs, or taking the easy way up and using the two consecutive lifts, you will be greeted by a brightly lit view of the city from just over 101 metres (331 feet) above street level.

Kevin Stott, Retail Manager at the cathedral, told JMU Journalism: “These extra evenings, outside of the usual twilight tower season, are in response to requests from the public for more opportunities to enjoy the night-time views from the tower.”

Last month members of the public were invited to visit the tower and began the festive season by drinking mulled wine and eating festive treats. They were also given the opportunity to take part in the Christmas workshop where they were taught how to play their favourite Christmas carols on the hand bells.

Mr Stott added: “We also had a fantastic reaction to last season’s bell tower evenings, which offered access to the bell chamber and a chance to meet the bell ringers. “We hope that the opportunity will appeal to even more people who are looking for a unique, behind-the-scenes experience of the Cathedral, combined with amazing city views.”

On January 31st guests can combine their trip with a unique embroidery workshop. The Cathedral showcases an exquisite collection of Victorian and Edwardian ecclesiastical embroidery, and guests will be encouraged to take part in making their own piece of embroidery with the help from Cathedral experts.

The last tower experience #tweetfromthetower generated a huge response with the public. Guests are encouraged to tweet pictures of themselves at the top of the tower, or the view of Liverpool @LivCathedral Tickets for the next event cost £7.50 which include the workshop and a trip to the tower.

Twilight tower access starts at 6.30 – 8.30pm and the workshop is from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.For more details contact www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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