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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Chester Cathedral is a living community of prayer and worship, and a...
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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Beautiful cathedral, worth putting some time aside to visit when in the city. Donations help keep this beautiful place available to us all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, worth putting some time aside to visit when in the city. Donations help keep this beautiful place available to us all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Takes your breath away lovely little shop,have been on a number of occasions,will always return when in Chester.So peaceful.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great architecture, a beautiful place for contemplation, and there always seems to be something going on inside for families.

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Was fortunate enough to spend some time in the beautiful cathedral. There is a delicious tea room too ...Well worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely red brown stone gives it an imposing air. Alice in Wonderland art scattered round, rather disorienting but kids seem to like it. No charge though donations welcome, so good. Interesting tombs, chapter house great, cafe in refectory awesome. Cloister worth a circuit for the number of saints I never heard of.

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Freckleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As we entered the cathedral we were offered a free guided tour which took about 45 mins and was very informative highlighting various features dating back to the 12th century and the odd Roman column or two. This isn't your "usual" cathedral because it has had bits added here and there and was a monastery before becoming a cathedral, and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is beautiful and easy to find, the entrance fee is free but a donation is appreciated to keep it open. I like how you can experience the cathedral at your own pace and look around at whatever you want to see. I just wished I had experienced the tower heights tour.

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Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning Cathedral and so interesting to walk round, lots to see and the coffee shop is superb. Highly recommended

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Chester Cathedral on Bank Holiday Monday.and spent a very pleasant couple of hours wandering around taking in the magnificence of the beautiful stained glass windows. Even though it was pouring with rain outside, the windows glowed, filling the interior with coloured light. Some of the statues and images were very different from any that we've seen in other... More 

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Ruincorn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are in Chester pop into the Cathedral for a High experience, "Cathedral at Height" You have to book the tour which lasts for 30 minutes at a charge of £5.00 and be fairly fit. There are 216 steps up and down the spiral stairway and narrow passage ways bit it's definitely worth the climb. The helpful guide Abbie... More 

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