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Chester Cathedral

Open Now: 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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We visited Chester as a day trip by rail from Liverpool. There is a bus that runs from the Chester railway station to the city centre but it’s a comfortable walk. The Chester Cathedral is an impressive building and includes a tranquil cloister garden. The...More

Thank Zenobia240
Reviewed 2 days ago

I relly liked it here, the cathederal itself has a lovely warm feeling, and is very beutiful and interesting. I particularly liked the Victorin mosaics. It was also good that you could make a donation of your choice -sometimes ou want to pay a short...More

Thank Tubsybear
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chester cathedral is worth a 30 minute stop. The cathedral is beautiful and just a donation to enter.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great cathedral worth staying there more than just a few minutes. We attended Evensong and service on Sunday. Very friendly people as well.Lovely!

Thank PIA K
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a truly fasinating Cathedral steept in History and very interesting. Took a good 1-2 hours allowing us to take in the interior stained glass windows and all the exhibits on display.

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very difficult to find your way around to places you need to get to. Very hard when you have a disability. Took some time to get someone to help me

Thank 101hungry
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely old Cathedral steeped in history, great accompanying tour guide who gave very interesting commentary. Please go in and donate, I was staggered to learn the upkeep costs of this national gem.

Thank promisedland
Reviewed 4 days ago

Magnificent building and lots to appreciate. Some of the stained glass windows are really special. Tearoom is in lovely part of the building and spacious. Free entry but a £4 recommended donation per head and it is worth it....less than the price of a coffee...More

Thank MarrobinWarwickshire
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not something we usually do while away but we thought we would check the cathedral out whilst on a short visit It was an amazing place with clear explanation of the history of the building The cafe is also worth a visit

Thank carolcharters1966
Reviewed 5 days ago

Magnificent cathedral with lots to see, very interesting and great cafe for afternoon tea. Took family and spent a few hours looking around .

Thank Michelle B
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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