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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
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+44 1244 324756
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a centre...

Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a centre of excellence in Church Music with a rich and fascinating heritage.

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Can't believe we missed it on previous visits to Chester!

Lovely place to visit. Smaller cathedral than most but still very interesting. Prayers every our a bonus

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Paul and Alison H
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place to visit. Smaller cathedral than most but still very interesting. Prayers every our a bonus

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really liked the lego model of the cathedral and they run regular services on the weekend and weekdays. There also guides to help.

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Thank Ethan E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chester may not boast the most spectacular cathedral but the cloisters,mosaic's and lady chapel are beautiful and well worth an unhurried visit. Like Durham you can pay a pound for a lego brick to raise funds for the cathedrals upkeep and children young and old enjoy this activity. At the time of our visit a service was taking place in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Charismatic building even by cathedral standards with many nooks & crannies also A walkable cloister Side chapels interesting

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited after last tour (3pm) so wondered independently, found little to explain the font, windows etc. Modern windows absolutely stunning, but felt not showing to best advantage which seems a shame.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chester Cathedral is a wonderful Cathedral and worth spending a number of hours looking around. I recommend the tower tour if you have time.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the guided climb up the cathedral tower. This informative tour, which involves climbing stone steps within the cathedral walls, provided a fascinating insight into the history of the cathedral and its construction. It also provided a fine view of the surrounding area from the top of the tower. The cathedral itself is an impressive red sandstone building... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Cathedral and were in time for the 12.30pm lunchtime eucharist where we were made welcome. It is well worth the visit.

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Preston UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in to get out of the cold. I am so glad we did. This is a beautiful cathedral. The stained glass windows are wonderful. You can book a tour, we had a friend with us that knew a great deal about the church and it's history. There is a restaurant we didn't try it but it was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Chester cathedral is a must see - considering you don't have to pay a fee to enter just advised to make a donation shocked me, we were amazed at how well kept it was! There was also so much information and lots of lovely people around that can tell you a lot about the cathedral and offer free tours as... More 

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