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Guided Walk/Tour, free entry

Discovery Tour

Discovery Tour


Discovery is a sound walk offering all who experience it, a spiritual journey through the Cathedral. Using the whole building, Discovery invites visitors to use places and artifacts to reflect on their unique and personal spiritual journey. Lasting just under forty minutes it is aimed at adults and older teenagers.

The Discovery project is the first of its kind for an English Cathedral and it has already attracted widespread interest. The Cathedral welcomes comments and feedback from visitors who have taken the tour.

How does it work? A visitor collects an audio aid from one of the trained volunteers under the Tower at the West Door and then follows the commentary to take up the tour.

Duration: 40 minutes

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

The Discovery Tour is subject to availability and will not take place during services and events. Please phone in advance to confirm details.


Free entry





See location of Wakefield Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 333208  Lat: 53.68259 Long: -1.49729

By Road:
Follow the signs for Wakefield City Centre from the M1 or M62. There is no parking at this venue as it is located in a pedestrian precinct. Pay and display parking is available on Northgate or at the Ridings Shopping Centre opposite.

Public Transport:
Nearest Railway Station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station (5 min walk)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (2 min walk)
A taxi rank (Black and White Cabs) is located on Union Street (2 min walk)


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired