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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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+44 1244 324756
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"beautiful building"
in 204 reviews
"stained glass"
in 126 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 110 reviews
"tower tour"
in 85 reviews
"lego model"
in 59 reviews
"choir stalls"
in 56 reviews
"free entry"
in 150 reviews
"alice in wonderland"
in 68 reviews
"bell tower"
in 62 reviews
"christmas tree"
in 43 reviews
"guided tour"
in 91 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 179 reviews
"gift shop"
in 125 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 82 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 44 reviews
"cloisters"
in 226 reviews
"refectory"
in 195 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

From 1093 to the present day, this place of worship was formerly an abbey church of a Benedictine monastery. What makes this Cathedral special is the number of different styles of architecture used for the very many modifications over the centuries. In the 1840s the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful windows and peaceful garden.although we didnt have time to do the tower we were told it was very interesting

Thank chrissied47
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking building. A must visit for young and old. Very good facilities. Lots of information given.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visted on a Saturday but even though it was quite busy there are plenty of quiet spaces if you wander around. The architecture is interesting and the carvings on the seating in the choir is amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s free to enter and well worth a visit but I would recommend doing a tour of the tower and pre-book, it does cost but it’s fascinating and superb views of the city at the top.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cathedral next to the city centre , not as ornate an interior as other cities but worth a visit . Unusual in that bell tower was built seperately

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing cathedral, you can lose yourself for a couple of hours here. The stained glass windows are breathtaking, nice tranquil garden in the central area.

Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in Chester late afternoon so walked into the city. The cathedral was well signposted and found it no problem. Had a look around the cathedral and enjoyed the historic parts of the building. No evensong this particular evening, however there were evening prayers, which...More

Thank Carl G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cathedral yesterday and spent two hours there. Definitely take a guided tour......you'll learn things that aren't obvious. Our tour guide Ken was fabulous and so knowledgable. The Cathedral is full of history and quirky architecture. Entry is free but you can give...More

1  Thank Mumrulz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, many interesting features, very poignant looking at all the different memorials of fallen soldiers from so many different wars. Lovely cloisters, many old artefacts, beautiful glass.

Thank J S
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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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