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Chester Cathedral

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 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 today via mobile

We came to the Cathedral having visited last year but not being able to see everything. It is a spectacular cathedral, with incredible gothic carving and stonework. The sense of pride the City has in its association with the armed forces is palpable. Very humbling...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank glenjohnstone2
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazingly beautiful building. Lovely picture walls telling the story of Abraham, Moses, David and Elijah. Stained glass windows beautiful as are the many chapels and architecture. Sit and look around from the beautiful roof design to the mosaics on the floor. Currently a knitted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although we had visited Chester several times this was our first visit to the cathedral. It was especially fascinating by all the information given by the guide. A "must see" when in Chester.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diane A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No visit to Chester would be complete without a visit to the Cathedral. An organised tour is the most interesting and informative way for your visit. Good cafe and shop. There is an evening service every night that occasionally includes the choir.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phill H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very welcoming awe inspiring space. Achieves what it was built for. Well worth pausing and taking your time to enjoy the experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael J
Reviewed 5 days ago

While this Cathedral is impressive in its scope it never loses an intimacy with you. It was a bright and sunny day in October when a too short visit took place, and perhaps because it was a bright day the place felt warm. The absolute...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keggrant
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gorgeous 11th C Cathedral. I love the way the corridors (cloister) snake around until you reach the gorgeous knave. Stunning stained-glass windows, HUGE organ (fnar fnar), beautiful courtyard garden (cloister garth - which you can go in), lovely cafe and it's free (donation appreciated). I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank howiet1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Chester for a few nights and this being free entry was well worth a walk around. Paid for a tour that took us to the top of the tower with an incredible view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G4439EZjanebar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of Chester Cathedral is excellent - all 216 steps included. Ring on our doorstep and never thought of doing it before but it was fascinating and thoroughly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BillB_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting historical place to step into away from the shopping centres. It is a nice cathedral with some interesting elements to visit, but not really spectacular. Worth a visit if you have the time.

Date of experience: January 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