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Chester Cathedral

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
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9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paid entrance fee to wander around and see the birds in cages or tethered up but the open air display was amazing. Falcons swooping around your heads! Very informative young people - well worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 432philt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit. Lovely architecture and very informative. Enjoyed a peaceful, quiet few hours here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JamieA1959
Reviewed 3 days ago

We participated in the Cathedral at Height tour with a great guide, Matt. The history was amazing, the information about the bells was interesting and the views from the roof were great. You don't need to purchase the tour to take a look around the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank madmprez
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I recently visited the cathedral and found it a very quiet peaceful establishment Very easy to walk round and understand The Lego model of the cathedral which is being built is really good and hope they get enough people to buy the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DerbyTraveller-2007
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth visiting this beautiful cathedral whilst in Chester. Its Gothic style adds to its grandiosity.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nes798
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unlike many of our other ancient cathedrals, Chester Cathedral is less "showy". You might almost say it's "plain" by comparison. Do NOT be deceived! Look closer, and you'll find your visit is well rewarded. The fascinating features of Chester are in the detail. You'll find...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Gothic cathedral is in the city center and can be found easily. The entrance is free but donation is welcome. Its interior is stunning with stained glass windows and beautiful woodwork carvings. The cathedral is steeped in history, formerly the abbey church of a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lizcyni
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very warm interesting building full of architectural gems including stained glass and wood carvings.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank richardmK7956VE
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no charge to enter through a voluntary donation is suggested. It is a magnificent cathedral nearly 1000 years old. Very fine carvings and woodwork. An excellent gift shop very reasonably priced. A great restaurant and coffee shop serving very good food.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Timbowhimbo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting building for those who like visiting medieval structures. Steeped in history. We tagged onto one of the free guided tours and were thoroughly entertained and informed by a chap called Peter. Beautiful building, well worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
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27 September 2018|
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Response from promisedland | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I cannot recall from personal visit re wheelchair user toilets, however, their website would indicate that there are such facilities. Kind regards, Ian
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