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Chester Cathedral

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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All reviews beautiful building the stained glass windows suggested donation lego model tower tour choir stalls free entry alice in wonderland bell tower christmas tree guided tour worth a visit gift shop steeped in history lots of history cloisters refectory
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Reviewed today

Spectacular, serene and beautiful a must go to whilst in Chester, historic a wonderful place just to sit in the pews and contemplate the grandeur.

Thank Stefania M
Reviewed today

Beautiful building although the stone work is rather dark, so not a lot of natural light. It is in the centre of Chester so easy to find

Thank Marg C
Reviewed today via mobile

Stunning place,beautiful architecture,option to visit a tower,activities for children .Entry fee is voluntary.Worth to visit 😍

Thank Lenkalicious
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

having been in most cathedrals around the country have to say Chester takes the biscuit, free to enter it’s beautiful cathedral had stunning architecture and well-maintained internal features . In the heart of the city it’s easy to get to a cafe internally which is...More

Thank 3ceesrwinners
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We recently attended our sons graduation here. The cathedral is interesting. For the ceremony our view was very restricted, but there is televisions on the walls so you can see what is happening at the front. We were the last service of the day, it...More

Thank jan b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Obviously one of Chester’s well known landmarks,this is a must see at Christmas. Walk round enjoying oodles of history all around you but please spend extra time in the cloisters where all the Christmas trees are. Simply wonderful.

Thank jonesey6969
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son graduated from Chester university so got the opportunity to visit this amazing cathedral.. beautiful architecture.. amazing stain glass windows .. beautiful organ, the building is amazing inside and out .. fabulous gift shop next door too .. a must visit in the heart...More

Thank 359at
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chester Cathedral is fantastic, well worth a visit, only viewed from out side but it is really beautiful.

Thank afharper
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful cathedral. It is free entry which makes a nice change but you can make a donation for the upkeep. There is a Lego church being built the moment for which you can buy a brick towards it. All the people...More

Thank patrician784
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cathedral must be on your list when on a visit to Chester. It is an amazing building to walk around. The grounds are beautifully kept. Also, do pay a visit to the very interesting gift shop

Thank Liz J
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September 27, 2018|
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Response from promisedland | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I cannot recall from personal visit re wheelchair user toilets, however, their website would indicate that there are such facilities. Kind regards, Ian
Sophie M
June 26, 2017|
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Response from lindsay b | Reviewed this property |
I imagine so as everyone seemed to be recording or taking photos. you can't use anything during a service.
April 9, 2016|
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Response from 21cyndyc | Reviewed this property |
I certainly did use my camera. Especially on the Lego project. They are aiming to build a model of the whole of the cathedral in Lego. Pay a £1 and you can add a brick - or more if you're flush! It's really coming on and is... More