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Chester Cathedral

12 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 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely stunning attraction definitely worth a visit. Free entry, but donation asked for. Nice to walk around and see the hard work that’s put into maintaining the building.

Thank Tanya T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As you'd expect really, stunning building with so much history. Friendly, informative staff and a surprisingly large cafe.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutly a good half day of learning either with the guide or exploring yourself. Loads to see and learn about. Magnificent building in both design and structure.

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy my visits to chester and would highly recommend visiting the cathedral beautiful definately a must whilst at chester

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The exterior may not look all that impressive, but the interior most certainly is. It is definitely worth a donation. This is a chance to learn a lot about the history of the town as well as the region, not just the cathedral and its...More

Thank og84
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited at Christmas and voted for the charity trees. People were preparing for an evening concert so we e noted a little of that too. Beautiful building, good little gift shop and cafe.

Thank lollybird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stroll along Eastgate Street until you hit Northgate Street then walk until you find the Cathedral dedicated to the Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary and a true dedication it is. Entry is free, a donation is requested only. The architecture is fabulous...More

Thank reubenmilner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral could do with a little more info plaques as you go round on your own, you can have a guide. Free entry but donation boxes available

Thank Jonno1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very surprised when entering the cathedral. You don’t expect very much but once inside it is amazing. Lots to look at. It relies on donations and no admission fee unlike York minster. It wasn’t cold inside and was heated as it was a very cold...More

Thank normski101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the first time since my childhood An amazing credit to the builders. Architecture is wonderful and the stained glass windows are amazing

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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