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Chester Cathedral

Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 01244 324756
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited the cathedral this afternoon as I have done on a few occasions but took the tour of the tower and were delighted with the tour guide, she knew her stuff and although there was only 5 of us on the tour, we all loved it, would definitely do again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stunning stain glass windows, gigantic mosaics, gothic architecture, beautiful memorials; the list goes on. It is shameful to say we live in Chester and visit the centre at least twice a week . . .but have never been to the Cathedral! I then decided to go and see what it was all about and it blew me away. I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Despite studying at Chester University for three years, I had never visited Chester Cathedral until the day of my Graduation. Now after visiting it I feel so lucky that facility was available to us for such a special ceremony, as the building is just magnificent. Both the interior and exterior of the building, as well as the grounds, have been... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have visited a few times recently to watch the Snowman, attend Carol service, view Narnia exhibition and Cathedral at heights (climb to the top of the building and take in the views). It really is a lovely structure with a peaceful outdoor inner quadrangle and pond (ideal for balmy summer days and escaping from the crowds).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Now free to enter (donations accepted) I was to sad to see two french people just walk off when asked for a donation. The Cathedral is stunning and there are far fewer God Police than in other cathedrals so you can walk about and enjoy the place rather than worry about being told off for taking a photo, talking etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Cathedral is stunning. The Great West Stained Glass Windows are beautiful and, on a sunny day, breathtaking. Was lucky enough to be able to go into the choir stalls which, apparently, is not always possible. Look up, amazing vaulted ceilings. One of the best Cathedrals to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We love the cathedral been many times this time a First World War art display was on very good.We will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We arrived when there was a service so we kept to the edges, but still so much to see. It was just spectacular, there was just one thing after another that made you think how fantastic it was, there was nothing to not like. Amazing stain glassed windows, loved the latest one, it blended in well with this magnificent and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A fabulous building which must be visited to appreciate it's beauty. Gorgeous inside and out and taking the guided tour of the bell tower lets you see the inside from a new angle and the views from the top are amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, the mozaics and stained glass was fabulous. With great facilities, refectory cafe, guided tour, tower which can be climbed plus toilets. No charge but ask for a donation and well worth the standard £3 each

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