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Chester Cathedral

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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 441244324756
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Well worth the visit

What a lovely atmosphere as you walk round the well maintained cathedral with beautiful cloisters - and all for free! Pleasant staff on hand to help with queries and a lovely cafe... read more

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely atmosphere as you walk round the well maintained cathedral with beautiful cloisters - and all for free! Pleasant staff on hand to help with queries and a lovely cafe to finish with. Fantastic building and it even has toilets.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good homemade pies. Pleasant and friendly staff. Lovely ambience in the Cathedral. Would definitely recommend.

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

I have visited the cathedral many times in the past, it is a peaceful and tranquil retreat from the noise of the city. There is so much to see and learn and a visit not to rush. If you can, take a formal guided tour, the stories and history behind the stain glass windows is well worth making time for.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Why has the little elephant got horses' hooves? Who cut the hands of the 3 small statues - and why? Where is the orchestra of angels? Who is Henry vlll 's Beadsman - and why? ... a fascinating visit. And you can climb the tower.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Met at the Cathedral for lunch in the refectory. Lovely place to sit and eat particularly when the sun shines through the stain glass windows. Later walked through the cathedral, sat and listened to a choir practise which was lovely. Always worth a visit anytime of year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning cathedral in the heart of the city. Beautiful gardens and excellent restaurant. A must see if visiting Chester.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although you are asked to make a contribution if you visit The Cathedral, it's well worth it. The stain glass wi dows are amazing and the cloisters are very peaceful. There is an excellent tea room within the cathedral serving some very nice snacks.

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Morden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Chester, a visit to the Cathedral is a must. When we visited we saw the giant "Lego" model of the Cathedral being built. Visitors can buy bricks, and the monies raised are going to the Cathedral Education Fund.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the 30 minute cathedral at height tour which was interesting and had various stops during the trip up the tower so wasn't as tiring as expected. It was good to hear some of the history and see the old bells and of course the view from the top which was still good despite the rain! The 1 hour... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Cathedral in August 2015 when the Alice in Wonderland exhibition was on. The Cathedral was free to enter but was very busy. The exhibition was enjoyable and well sign posted however I feel that if we had visited the cathedral without the exhibition being on it we probably wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. The court yard in... More 

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