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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1244 324756
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Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a centre...

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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My third visit

This cathedral is bigger than it looks and a slightly odd layout from the entrance compared to other cathedrals. The large snowflake out front was simple and elegant. The naives... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a bad hours look around. Contains the usual things you'd expect to find in any large church. Was a little unhappy about being told by the entrance staff how much they expected per person as a donation, surely donations are down to the individual . For me, this spoilt an otherwise pleasant visit.

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Las Vegas
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387 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This cathedral is bigger than it looks and a slightly odd layout from the entrance compared to other cathedrals. The large snowflake out front was simple and elegant. The naives ceiling is riddled with secrets even the priests have not noticed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see for everyone who comes to Chester. It is unbelievable how beautiful and well kept the Cathedral is. The entrance is free but the staff is highlighting that they welcome donations - after all it is not cheap to keep place like this running! Nice gardens too

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York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the tour, it was fascinating. Enjoy eating in the refectory. Absorb the history of the building. We didn't have the time to take the tower tour, but it was over 2 hours well spent.

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Magnolia, Tx.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The City of Chester & its cathedral were the main attractions of my all-day group tour of Wales & Cheshire, so after having the worst meal of my entire vacation at a nearby hotel, this cathedral erased the memories of that awful experience. Our guide took us thru the cathedral emphasizing the most important aspects of the structure, then we... More 

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Thank cmb2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful building with a great history. I would recommend taking a guided tour, these are free and incredibly informative.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped with friends while on a day out in Chester . It is a beautiful old building well worth a visit to soak in some of the history from Chester .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like history and architecture then this a must see. Right in the centre of the city. Nice tea room. accompanied tours if you want to pay.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being a local one tends to forget what is on your own doorstep but just calling into the cathedral was a reminder of why this is place is world famous, spectacular architecture and a sense of peace even though it was fairly busy on my visit

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Ploiesti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals i have ever seen, so much history and so many things to see inside! Amazing!

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