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Chester Cathedral

9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
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+44 1244 324756
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"beautiful building"
in 204 reviews
"stained glass"
in 126 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 110 reviews
"tower tour"
in 85 reviews
"lego model"
in 59 reviews
"choir stalls"
in 56 reviews
"free entry"
in 150 reviews
"alice in wonderland"
in 68 reviews
"bell tower"
in 62 reviews
"christmas tree"
in 43 reviews
"guided tour"
in 91 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 179 reviews
"gift shop"
in 125 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 82 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 44 reviews
"cloisters"
in 226 reviews
"refectory"
in 195 reviews
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Reviewed today

popped in to pass half an hour, it was so beautiful ended up having a tour, attending mass and spending a couple of hours, said a prayer and lit a candle for my dear mum, stunning cathedral

Thank helen m
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Reviewed today via mobile

It’s very interesting to go into and take a look around, it’s kept in great condition on the inside and there is a good amount you can learn from just having a wander around inside. Good way to spend an hour or so if in...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a look, larger than I thought some nice Windows, free entry, but they do ask for donations, they offer a tour if you like that sort of thing We prefer to wonder around taking our time taking photos.

Thank yaz65
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cathedral is very detail and beautiful. A large historic religious building that provides good historic reference.

Thank thetravelerpenguin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful Cathedral, great history and very impressive inside and outside. What I really liked, you dont pay a fee, they ask a donation, and in the end I was happy to give a donation, because it is really impressive. other places put you off, because...More

Thank VitorHR
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Kevin B, Marketing Manager at Chester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

'VitorHR' - many thanks for your TripAdvisor review. I am delighted that you added the cathedral to your plans, and enjoyed your visit so much - and found it a positive surprise! We are indeed a 'must-do' when visiting the city. Thank you once again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although it says free entry on the outside they ask for a donation, minimum £4 when you enter. An absolutely beautiful cathedral, lots to see and good for the children too. They give free tours which start at 11 and the tour guides are very...More

Thank Angie K
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Kevin B, Marketing Manager at Chester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Angie - many thanks for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review following your visit to the cathedral. We are proud to remain 'free to enter' and only ask for donations in support of our work. Whilst we do suggest a donation of £4...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love churches/cathedrals, such beautiful places, but this place was utterly gorgeous. Def worth a visit.

Thank christina d
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Kevin B, Marketing Manager at Chester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Christina - many thanks for visiting the cathedral and for leaving a review on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my trip here and entry is free and I recommend donating as this cathedral has plenty to see and do and holds much history and is peaceful even with many visitors and pilgrims.

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this lovely cathedral with my husband, entrance is free , but they do suggest a donation of £4 per person we were very happy to donate £10 , we only spent about half an hour as we didn’t have much time, would have liked...More

Thank Debra B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a pleasant hour or two wandering around this impressive,monumental building. No fee to enter but a donation given. Beautiful stain glass windows and architecture. A must see in Chester.

Thank h527
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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.
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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
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