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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1244 324756
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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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Stunning

Absolutely beautiful cathedral well worth the visit. So much to see . Stain glass windows out of this world .. So much detail and beautiful gardens.. felt a real presents of God... read more

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful cathedral well worth the visit. So much to see . Stain glass windows out of this world .. So much detail and beautiful gardens.. felt a real presents of God here .. lovely xx

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't know how many times I've been to Chester and never really noticed the Cathedral. Somehow you don't think of it as a Cathedral city - a Roman city yes but not a Cathedral city - even though it's this massive building right in the middle of the city centre. My son and I went in as we had... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes as a musician, you need to focus, you need to channel in to your inner spirit. To walk in to the cathedral gives me that strength, confidence and courage to continue my job each day. The pipe organ installed here is a beautiful example of modern meets historic and it's pure tonal presence is stunning..

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit. Smaller cathedral than most but still very interesting. Prayers every our a bonus

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really liked the lego model of the cathedral and they run regular services on the weekend and weekdays. There also guides to help.

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Thank Ethan E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chester may not boast the most spectacular cathedral but the cloisters,mosaic's and lady chapel are beautiful and well worth an unhurried visit. Like Durham you can pay a pound for a lego brick to raise funds for the cathedrals upkeep and children young and old enjoy this activity. At the time of our visit a service was taking place in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Charismatic building even by cathedral standards with many nooks & crannies also A walkable cloister Side chapels interesting

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited after last tour (3pm) so wondered independently, found little to explain the font, windows etc. Modern windows absolutely stunning, but felt not showing to best advantage which seems a shame.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chester Cathedral is a wonderful Cathedral and worth spending a number of hours looking around. I recommend the tower tour if you have time.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the guided climb up the cathedral tower. This informative tour, which involves climbing stone steps within the cathedral walls, provided a fascinating insight into the history of the cathedral and its construction. It also provided a fine view of the surrounding area from the top of the tower. The cathedral itself is an impressive red sandstone building... More 

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