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Chester Cathedral

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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 yesterday via mobile

The Gothic cathedral is in the city center and can be found easily. The entrance is free but donation is welcome. Its interior is stunning with stained glass windows and beautiful woodwork carvings. The cathedral is steeped in history, formerly the abbey church of a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very warm interesting building full of architectural gems including stained glass and wood carvings.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank richardmK7956VE
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is no charge to enter through a voluntary donation is suggested. It is a magnificent cathedral nearly 1000 years old. Very fine carvings and woodwork. An excellent gift shop very reasonably priced. A great restaurant and coffee shop serving very good food.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Timbowhimbo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting building for those who like visiting medieval structures. Steeped in history. We tagged onto one of the free guided tours and were thoroughly entertained and informed by a chap called Peter. Beautiful building, well worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank odprich
Reviewed 4 days ago

Certainly worth a visit,no entrance charge but ask for a donation. The cathedral is warm and friendly, obviously steeped in history, there didn't appear to be anywhere off limits.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedral is in a central location and easy to find. Very peaceful inside with easy access to all parts. Guided tours are available.Entrance fee is a suggested donation of 4 pounds per person. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JoanneG353
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful cathedral. It used to be a monastery. There is a interractive booklet to purchase which the young ones can explore the cathedral with fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wynsum
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a nice cathedral this is, and the staff were friendly and informative. Some nice stain glass windows, and was even more impressed to see volunteers building a Lego model of the cathedral, that is one I must visit again once the Lego model is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sally_Steve_W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is stunning. One of the most beautiful we've seen. We spent nearly an hour inside. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ewelina_197706
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughters school had their Christmas service here, truly breathtaking. The history is outstanding and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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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