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Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a centre of excellence in Church Music with a rich and fascinating heritage.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here for my graduation and by golly gosh what amazing sights and views this place has... the history in and graphics of the building was mind blowing...ceilings high arches... stained glassed patterened windows from what i could see without looking rude within the ceremony.......More

Thank Leanne L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral was breathtaking. There are numerous stained-glass windows. The gift shop is well-stocked with quality goods. Whilst being free to enter, there is a donations box as the cathedral costs £3000 a day to maintain.

Thank Kate1268
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful cathedral to visit, so much more than 'just a cathedral', A beautiful building with a great atmosphere and always something extra going on, maybe an exhibition or a choral practice or a Lego cathedral building corner. Conveniently located right in the centre of...More

Thank Penny T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting place to explore, some very lovely architecture and some wonderful carvings in the choir, check out the " elephant". Very much a working cathedral but visitors who just want to soak up the atmosphere are made very welcome. Not as grand or ornate...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Since I was young I have always loved a visit to Chester cathedral. It is a beautiful quiet place to go if you need to take time out, relax and take a moment to reflect. We've been for midnight mass at christmas and it was...More

Thank PaulDBoyd1973
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really great place to visit. The whole place is just breathtaking and the "little Courtroom" very interesting.

Thank FoxyPhilDerby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walking in on a November day we immediately felt warm and welcomed. From the smiling face at the door throughout the building and into the gift shop. The building itself is beautiful and well maintained. I was fascinated by the ceiling and the “court room...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chester Cathedral is beautiful in its own right, but I recommend shelling out the 8 pounds and doing the tower tour. It gives some amazing perspectives you dont normally get to see, and you get a lot of history in a very short time!

Thank Tassiegal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the beautiful Cathedral in Chester yesterday. It's such a gorgeous building with lots of history. At 12 o'clock the rector said a little prayer which was very uplifting. I also lit a candle in memory of my lovely dad The Cathedral always looks very...More

Thank Car0le1957
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stunning architecture, stained glass windows were particularly beautiful, myself and my husband both lit candles in memory of loved ones, and placed a cross down for the fallen

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Sophie M
26 June 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.
9 April 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