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Chester Cathedral

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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
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+44 1244 324756
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Reviewed yesterday

There is so much history in Chester. The walk around the old walls was interesting. The architecture was lovely. I enjoyed the boat ride to the iron bridge on the river Dee.

Thank de c
Reviewed 2 days ago

I liked the idea of no entrance fee and was not pressed to make a donation (but we did). There could have been more lighting as the place looked dull on occasions and there was a noise from (apparently when I asked) the smoke alarm...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The centrepiece of this truly interesting and historic city and a must if you are intersted in fine architecture

Thank Kenpblue
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely Cathedral, with great architecture, nice warm welcome inside, well worth a visit, if your in the area.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've visited Chester Cathedral many times and decided to do something a bit different so I joined the 'Cathedral at Height' Tour. The tour lasted just over an hour and led by Matt, we scaled the heights of the Cathedral, to the top of the...More

Thank Tremse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Chester as a day trip by rail from Liverpool. There is a bus that runs from the Chester railway station to the city centre but it’s a comfortable walk. The Chester Cathedral is an impressive building and includes a tranquil cloister garden. The...More

Thank Zenobia240
Reviewed 5 days ago

I relly liked it here, the cathederal itself has a lovely warm feeling, and is very beutiful and interesting. I particularly liked the Victorin mosaics. It was also good that you could make a donation of your choice -sometimes ou want to pay a short...More

Thank Tubsybear
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chester cathedral is worth a 30 minute stop. The cathedral is beautiful and just a donation to enter.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great cathedral worth staying there more than just a few minutes. We attended Evensong and service on Sunday. Very friendly people as well.Lovely!

Thank PIA K
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a truly fasinating Cathedral steept in History and very interesting. Took a good 1-2 hours allowing us to take in the interior stained glass windows and all the exhibits on display.

Thank Denise J
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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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