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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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All reviews beautiful building the stained glass windows suggested donation tower tour choir stalls free entry bell tower alice in wonderland christmas tree guided tour worth a visit gift shop steeped in history cloisters refectory lego brick
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a peek. No entry fee but donations accepted and please try to gift aid :-) We have visited many churches and cathedrals and Chester is up with the best of them. High high beautiful ceilings , ornate English oak carvings and get...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 6robertg6
Reviewed 2 days ago

Chester Cathedral is a stunning facility with a rich history dating back to 1093. The building is free to visit though donations are appreciated. We loved our visit and returned the next evening for a touching Evensong performance. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been to Chester lots of times but this is my first time inside the cathedral. It’s free to enter, you are asked for a donation but there’s no pressure if you can’t afford it. The building is very impressive and you can buy a booklet...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour, well worth climbing the steps and seeing the cathedral from a different perspective.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank grahamer375
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing building. Really glad we found some time to visit, it was well worthwhile. A great insight into old Chester, loved the wall mosaics.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vinnym
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral. It costs a lot of money to keep it so. I cannot understand the revues which accuse staff of imposing a “guilt tax”. We have been staying in Chester for a week, have visited the cathedral three times and have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SusanneL527
Reviewed 4 days ago

Immersed in the history and beauty, of this building, we spent more time than expected because there is so much to see and do. You can even take guided tours of the upper gallery, we chose not to, but I am sure that it would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of several highlights of Chester. An absolute masterpiece of Architecture with lots to see inside. A highlight is the Shrine of St. Werbergh and the Refectory is excellent value and the gift shop has some very original products. Well worth seeing and its all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Chester Cathedral after touring the city walls. A interesting and peaceful experience with hundreds of years of history. Free entry but looking for a donation for the upkeep. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank orchardhouse2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

A winter city break is a great way to do the touristy things without being overwhelmed by too many other tourists! In contrast to its dark exterior, the Cathedral was very light and airy inside. After a walk around the city walls, well worth doing,...More

Date of experience: February 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