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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number: +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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Love it and you must have to do the heights tour

This is a beautiful cathedral. And at the moment it has the christmas trees from local schools it just looks so lovely. I can always find something new to see in here.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral. And at the moment it has the christmas trees from local schools it just looks so lovely. I can always find something new to see in here.

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Wrexham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A party of four of us gazed at Chester Cathedral as we walked about the city on a tourist trip. The cathedral contributes to the beauty of this historic city and stands proud songs the other buildings. We enjoyed the visit and recommend it.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a look around entry is free there was a competion of Christmas trees from local schools. Entry to the cathedral was free which is unusual in these days. The Cathedral was preparing for a play for Christmas.

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

The cathedral is beautiful anyway but they are constantly looking at ways to add to the attraction with events like the Christmas trees and lego build.

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WEST MIDLANDS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit this cathedral yearly, such a wonderful place. Stunning windows, christmas time the halls are decked out with trees etc, free addmission although they do ask for a small dynatron. Staff are around to answer any questions...

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently visited the Cathedral with friends to see the display of Christmas trees in the cloisters, which was a stunning display. We also visited the Refectory café for coffee and cake. I have always lived in Chester and have attended the Christmas carol service on Christmas Eve afternoon on many occasions. The Cathedral which was originally a Benedictine abbey in... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cathedral was really lovely to walk around, it's a very impressive building. Our visit was made all the more special because the cloisters were lined with decorated Christmas trees and gorgeous to look at. The cloister garden is really lovely and peaceful too. Entry was free with a recommendation of £3 donation which we were pleased to make &... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an bit of time to kill so took the opportunity to look around. The scale of the building is stagerring, the decor or the main ceiling is very impressive. Have a look at the chorister's seats - each bay has its own unique figures. The craftsmanship from all that time ago is amazing. Very nice modern sculpture in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After completing the walls we called into the Cathedral and I have to say I was blown away. There was a true sense of calm about the whole place. The windows were stunning and the whole place was awe inspiring. An added bonus was the Christmas trees. I particularly loved the ones decorated by the schools

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always love popping into this cathedral when in Chester, it's beautiful. The Christmas trees in the cloisters at Christmas time are worth a look.

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