Chester Town Hall
Chester Town Hall
4.5
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SolihullRichard
Dorridge, UK945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We decided to ask if we could look around only to find that the buildings is open, and one of the security staff was kind enough to show us around. There are different rooms where weddings or other functions can be held, with some interesting tapestries, portraits and stained glass relating to past leaders and the city. The old courtroom was pressed into service for a few months post covid to help with a backlog of cases!
Written 25 January 2024
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Unholy t
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
As being a local resident of chester, it is fantastic to see the town hall open in all its glory. On Saturday, I did the regalia talk with my friend. Hosting our regalia talk was Isabel, a local chester tour guide, who is the font of all knowledge! I did not realise how much the town hall had, nor did I realise how beautiful some of the items are! Isabel was knowledgeable, and brought the town hall and its history to life! I heartily recommend!
Written 11 December 2023
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Michael N
Cheadle Hulme, UK4,272 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Nice looking building from exterior. Previous reviews indicated you should be able to see inside but this is only on specially organised tours (infrequent) or Heritage open days.
Written 22 October 2023
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permia
Ireland41,097 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It was opened in 1869 by the then Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Gladstone, a ceremony that reflected its importance.

It is a beautiful build with ornate façade and decorative interior.
Written 14 August 2023
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA1,974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Chester has a grand town hall which is one of the dominant buildings in the heart of town. It is open to the public, free, and magnificently appointed inside, which some information on the history of Chester and the Earls of Chester. One can explore the council chambers and more.
Written 6 March 2023
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Another great example of architecture sending a message. More than merely "form follows function" we have the architect telling us that this is an age of stability, of growth, that "all's right with the world". You can get up close and examine the exterior detail - no sparing of expense here.
Written 11 September 2022
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Karen H
Astley, UK35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We visited the town hall on 3/6/22 they had a free Royal Jubilee exhibition on.
It was lovely looking at all the Queens photos throughout her reign.
You can go in the court house and there is some stunning art work.
We enjoyed our unexpected visit.

Mrs Hunt
Written 6 June 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Dominating Chester Town Hall Square along Northgate Street is Chester Town Hall one of the most recognisable landmark features in the famous Roman walled city.
After the Chester Exchange building was destroyed by fire in 1862 a competition was devised to design and build a town hall ,won by Belfast architect William Henry Lynn ,the new town hall was opened in 1869 by the Prince of Wales who was accompanied by Prime Minister William Gladstone, it cost £40.000 to construct ,the clocks in the tower were added much later in 1979 ,it's a beautiful looking building ,Gothic Revival architecture looks so good,my twin brother Stephen and I were in Chester for a couple of days over the Christmas period ,the popular Chester Christmas Market was held on Northgate Street ,the beautiful Chester Town Hall looked superb especially at night ,beautifully illuminated ,it's a building I highly recommend you check out if your planning a trip to Chester.
Written 12 February 2022
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Mark P
Cheltenham, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Welcoming and courteous member of staff allowed us to visit the building, which it turned out was open to the public the morning we were there. Fascinating visit, in particular, for anyone interested in local military history. Impressive building in Victorian gothic style.
Written 21 September 2021
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Janice R
County Durham, UK307 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
THis was our first visit to the city of Chester and we had been recommended to see the town hall but someone on the door said there was no access for the public due to Covid!! I find this hard to believe when the Cathedral and the churches are all open as is every other venue. Think it gives a bad vibe.
Written 20 July 2021
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