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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 good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756

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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing architecture chester has so many lovely buildings & walls had an amazing weekend strolling & the walls

Thank green1964
Reviewed yesterday

I really have never been to an independent café of a cathedral that has such a really bad coffee machine. >>> from a vending machine. The tables were like decorating tables with an odd assortment of old chairs. Stick to Costa Coffee. This was awful!!!...More

Thank suzmannikki
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went in out of curiosity as there was an art exhibition going on and any cathedral such as this is always worth a visit.Chester Cathedral is a stunning building. But we had one unexpected moment that can't generally be arranged. There was a wedding...More

1  Thank vDub7967
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately when we visited this cathedral it was overcrowded with lots of schoolchildren milling around which did somewhat spoil our visit. It is a beautiful building with some lovely stained glass windows and wonderful architecture.

Thank Dori J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A truly moving and powerful experience. The choir were tremendous. Not busy, maybe not for the agnostics and atheists.

Thank hrk72
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in Chester . I joined one of the free tours which provided interesting background on the history of the cathedral and Chester .

Thank JRP-Bkk
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cloisters and the grounds are very beautiful. The walk up to the cathedral and the castle have birds chirping and a babbling brook below it. The church is awe-inspiring and ancient, even when I have just seen Durham two days before. A must see...More

Thank LocalActingGlobal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous and ancient cathedral, originally an abbey pre-reformation. Beautiful stained glass and hidden architectural treasures. We were lucky enough to see a fabulous modern art exhibition here. Well worth a visit and as it's free entry, make a donation!

Thank morecambeboy
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a treat to spend some time in the Cathedral Refectory, with seventeenth-century tapestries, saints in stained glass, a hammer beam roof, and mediaeval stonework. Although the coffee is not very good and the food only average for the price, no doubt it supports the...More

Thank kfae8959
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very impressive cathedral which owes its beauty to the skills of the workmen who have built, repaired and restored over many centuries. We declined the guided tour of the Tower because of health problems - too many steps to be climbed at...More

Thank Drehort
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Sophie M
26 June 2017|
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Response from fairylindz | 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