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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1244 324756
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Fantastic Experience

Spent a whole afternoon touring this amazing building. Staff are brilliant..such a pleasure. The highlight of my visit

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Reviewed today NEW

Spent a whole afternoon touring this amazing building. Staff are brilliant..such a pleasure. The highlight of my visit

Thank Bernadette B
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fascinating place. To fully appreciate it, taking part in one of the free tours is essential. Without this we wouldn't have noticed the painting on a caterpillar's web, the dog scratching for fleas. After which take time to explore on your own there is so much to see.

Thank mag1
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

"Words escape me", what a magnificent sight. You just gaze in bewilderment at the beauty of this cathedral. Simply wonderfull considering the time period it was built

Thank Wilgil
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a must visit if you come to Chester, its FREE to get in and its very interesting if you have any interest in History. The Abbey was "commissioned" by Hugh Lupas the 1st Earl of Chester in 1093 ..... (He was worried about getting into heaven..... Hugh was the start of the Grosvenor "family".... Part of the Norman Invasion... More 

Thank Jabwoy
Normanton, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Needing to shelter from the rain we found the Cathedral to be an impressive piece of Architecture with friendly staff on hand to help or answer any questions you may have this is definately a Teenage to Adult experience.

Thank Dave A
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hadn't visited Chester Cathedral for maybe 20 years and so it was nice to see that it was better than we remembered. The Cheshire red sandstone gives it a different look from most other English cathedrals and a lot has been done to inform and educate the visitor. There is also no charge to visit the cathedral, unlike many... More 

Thank Beeper53
Shepshed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fantastic example of a magnificent structure, this is a massive cathedral that is free to walk around and free to enter, Once inside the architecture is is fantastic, but personally the massive stain glass window was most impressive, offering a vast amount of coloured light into the main hall.

Thank Mark David W
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old building. It's just lovely from the cloisters to the chapels. Great little cafe with yummy cake. Well worth a visit.

Thank JudyMarshall2014
East Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 friends spent an hour wandering the cathedral. Lots of history and lovely coffee shop. Free guided tour if you are interested

Thank TartanPimpernel2014
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the cathedral for the last 3 years around Christmas. The Cloisters always have real Christmas trees decorated by local schools, charities etc. Lovely to wander around. A couple of years ago they had exhibitions laid on....The Lion, The With & The Wardrobe and A Christmas Carol. They were fabulous and well worth a visit. All the staff in the... More 

Thank Hazel D

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