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Chester Cathedral

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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“stained glass”(130 reviews)
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
As featured in A day in Chester
9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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All reviews beautiful building stained glass suggested donation lego model tower tour choir stalls free entry alice in wonderland bell tower christmas tree guided tour worth a visit gift shop entrance fee steeped in history lots of history cloisters
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit for free. Beautiful cathedral well worth a visit. Really nice to see schools enjoying the surroundings as well as all lessons going on. The stain glass windows are really breath taking. History well worth visiting

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the cathedral during a visit to Chester. Whilst supposedly free to enter there was pressure to make a minimum donation which I dislike when you enter a church. I do understand how much it must cost to upkeep such a building but either charge...More

Thank RogerfromTown
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't miss visiting here...and take advantage of free entry and free guided tours (donations greatly appreciated)

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chester has always been one of the place I always go to for a day out. Guaranteed that the cathedral is the top place to see first before anything else... I always find that inner calmness whenever I visit the cathedral either to walk alone...More

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral right in the centre of Chester. We visited on a Sunday so access was slightly restricted because of the services going on. But it was lovely to see the cathedral so well used and obviously well loved. Beautiful stained glass windows to enjoy....More

Thank Judi G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Chester after six days of site seeing and had already seen St. George’s at Windsor and Westminster so we were not expecting to be impressed by this cathedral. We were so taken aback by how authentic and real this cathedral is. It really...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunningly beautiful stained glass windows. Peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the main street.

Thank ktbarker39
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here with friends, was very impresssed how well organised the Cathedral was. Plenty to see, and staff to ask questions about the Cathedral . Very interesting and also as a lovely Restuarant area

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunning must see historical City...... see it first time on foot at eye level,... second time with your head elevated (upper levels)... and the third on a tour bus 5/5.

Thank Restorations
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good venue with plenty to see. Excellent choir. Lots of visitors and new to me a sponsored Lego model of the Cathedral. Unfortunately the cafe was not very good but that's not what you go for. Large gift shop.

Thank BigAlNorthampton
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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