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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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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A magnificent building inside are some of the oldest carvings in Europe beautiful stained glass windows well worth a visit

Thank Micko1948
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came to the Christmas market and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Cathedral. It was good for my husband, in his electric chair, to negotiate with ramps instead of steps. In the cafeteria We felt the cakes etc were expensive.

Thank carileyt21
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit to the Cathedral, a place not to be missed on your visit to Chester , and it's free to enter.

Thank Helena P
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was lovely visiting the Cathedral and leaving the hassle and bustle of the Christmas Markets and Christmas Shoppers. As most Cathedrals are, Chester's is full of lots of historical facts and items of interest whilst not losing sight of its reverent purpose. The Christmas...More

Thank MarkyMark-Burnley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really worth an extra visit at this time of year. We live locally so love the cathedral anyway. It's a great place to bring visitors. The Christmas tree festival is gorgeous and there are lovely cribs and Christmas gifts in the shop too.

Thank Marie_Mcr
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful cathedral Chester is a t the Christmas tree's were beautiful set around the cathedral the coffee shop and the food were very decent and the little gift shop although a little expensive was lovely the staff were more than friendly toilets in...More

Thank Davina M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral enhanced by the Christmas tree festival. They were rehearsing the orchestra for that nights performance of the snowman and we sat and listened for 15 minutes, what an amazing sound and must have been a teal treat for those attending that night. I...More

Thank kelwells
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of this cathedral is simply fantastic. Try getting on the hourly tour to see behind the scenes of this cathedral. You get exclusive vantage points that no one else would see. The guide is friendly and explains everything in great details as well....More

Thank Tungky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited to see the Christmas tree's and it was so lovely and my little boy loved it too. The staff were lovely and welcoming

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Chester cathedral anyway , but at this time of year it is even more magical. The snowman with live orchestra was just spectacular, all ages coming together to enjoy the enchanting show , simply beautiful! Then stepping out to The Christmas markets , really...More

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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