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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756

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Reviewed yesterday

Glorious building. We visited when the art exhibition was on, so had a great deal to look at! Unusual these days for a cathedral to rely on donations rather than charge for entry. The only complaint was the coffee in the refectory - not good...More

Thank TJA2
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Chester Cathedral was our first stop in Chester. It was open to the public and we didn't have to pay an entrance fee, but we still made a donation. With buildings like this, I like to try and get to the highest point (usually...More

Thank Bwalkz7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This truly is a magnificent cathedral with so much to see.The day we visited the organ was playing,this added to our visit.The architecture is so wonderful to look at making you wonder how it was built.There are so many sections for you to admire and...More

Thank Markuspil
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst visiting Chester you need to go to the Cathedral. A beautiful large structure full of history and elegance. It also allows small displays of local artists and sculptors. You can also buy a Lego brick to add to the large model they are building...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having walked the walls, we were ready for a rest. The cathedral gave us some solace with delightful stained glass windows and some interesting statuary (including some gorilla inspired pieces). Many fine photograph opportunities. There is a tower tour available, but sadly not when we...More

Thank Anyportman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went to Chester on a day visit a few days ago and stumbled into the cathedral on a wim, and I have to say... I was not disappointed. Not only is it free (can make a donation in onw of the boxes) they also...More

Thank FrankAnnaStein
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here while staying in Chester for a few days & wow what a lovely peaceful place this is. No entry fee just a donation & there was also an art exhibition on as well . We would definitely recommend this place it is...More

Thank DENPER0905
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When in a City we always "do" the Cathedral. I'm afraid that this one does not have that wow factor when you walk in. We found it dark and dismal and not very inspiring. Excellent shop with a good mixture of items to cater for...More

Thank tartancustard
Reviewed 6 days ago

This cathedral is well worth a visit, with lots of nooks and naves to investigate you won't get bored. There is often a service if you wish to join in

Thank Parx2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

A thousand years old, and as magnificent and inspiring as ever. Made me think of all who came before and made this country and it's people who they are today. A wonderful place.

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Sophie M
26 June 2017|
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Response from fairylindz | 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