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Chester Cathedral

9 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 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although it says free entry on the outside they ask for a donation, minimum £4 when you enter. An absolutely beautiful cathedral, lots to see and good for the children too. They give free tours which start at 11 and the tour guides are very...More

Thank Angie K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love churches/cathedrals, such beautiful places, but this place was utterly gorgeous. Def worth a visit.

Thank christina d
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my trip here and entry is free and I recommend donating as this cathedral has plenty to see and do and holds much history and is peaceful even with many visitors and pilgrims.

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this lovely cathedral with my husband, entrance is free , but they do suggest a donation of £4 per person we were very happy to donate £10 , we only spent about half an hour as we didn’t have much time, would have liked...More

Thank Debra B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a pleasant hour or two wandering around this impressive,monumental building. No fee to enter but a donation given. Beautiful stain glass windows and architecture. A must see in Chester.

Thank h527
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Reviewed 5 days ago

beautiful , quite small but so much to see , you could spend hours exploring there is so much to take in , loads of photo opportunities , and such a feeling of calmness and peacefulness , there is no entrance fee but they suggest...More

Thank juliemarian54
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As I none believer I went in largely to be out of the rain , The free guided walk by David proved most enjoyable and got me thinking,

Thank John D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely stained glass, enjoyed looking around very much.Lots of beautiful things to look at & take photos of

Thank mijif
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting cathedral but the tower tour especially is brilliant. Great chance to see stuff you wouldn't normally. Very interesting, exciting and informative.

Thank Kate T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

whilst visiting Chester we decided to go for a walk the Chester walls And The Chester Cathedral where recommended. we where delighted to say the least fantastic scenery all round and perfect points of interest on the way round with bars and cafes to stop...More

Thank IainTara
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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.
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roodykaroody
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
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