The cathedral was built in the early 12C in Norman style (all that remains of it is the truncated nave and the right arm of the transept), then extended in the 13C. From this period it retains the bay window on the façade, a fine example of 14C Decorated-style interlacing with stained-glass windows from the 14C. The choir boasts a fine set of 14 sculptured capitals and a remarkable painted ceiling (1360) on a blue background. The 16C Brougham Triptych is a masterpiece of Flemish craftsmanship.
Address:The Abbey, CA3 8TZ Carlisle
7.30am-6.15pm (Sun 5pm) - donation welcome