We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chester Cathedral

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Book In Advance
All photos (3,087)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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.
Closes in 29 min
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in A day in Chester
9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 324756
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Chester Cathedral
from US$168.77
More Info
from US$673.75
More Info
Reviews (4,656)
Filter reviews
4,321 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful building the stained glass windows suggested donation tower tour choir stalls free entry bell tower alice in wonderland christmas tree guided tour worth a visit gift shop steeped in history cloisters refectory lego brick
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 4,321 reviews
Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 days 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 6 days 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
Thank herrmann2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family loved the cathedral, with the beautiful courtyard and windows! We were luck enough to see all the magnificent Christmas trees alongside the old, dark corridors! A must see!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 878marciad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had I not had my small child with me I may have been able to appreciate the historical elements of this place more, but it's Christmas Tree festival and peaceful surroundings offered a welcome respite from pre-Christmas shopping for all the family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlecDoyle43
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cathedral on New Years day and it was free to enter, and had a christmas tree exhibition inside which gave it a real fesitive feel. The history here is amazing, well worth a trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrsfarzi
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 nearby hotels
The Commercial Bar & Hotel
402 reviews
.10 miles away
The Chester Grosvenor
3,237 reviews
.12 miles away
Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
2,107 reviews
.13 miles away
Crowne Plaza Chester
1,983 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 622 nearby restaurants
Chef's Table
1,261 reviews
.05 miles away
Cheshire Sandwich Company
381 reviews
.06 miles away
1,965 reviews
.04 miles away
Veeno Italian Wine Cafe
320 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 208 nearby attractions
Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
512 reviews
.02 miles away
Walls of Chester
5,537 reviews
.10 miles away
Eastgate Clock
913 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
27 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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