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Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
01244 324756
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is a magnificent building, well worth checking out. You can go on organise tour or just stroll around yourself. Allow couple of hours to see it properly.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Visiting Chester with three children 9, 6 and 2. Wanted to see the cathedral. Whilst it is not as impressive or as large as York Minster, it was well worth the trip. As a former abbey it has a totally different feel. The cloister was very relaxing- we were impressed with the water trickling from the fountain in the centre.... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Nice to look around for free and simply make a donation. You can pre book tours - but book early limited spaces.

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england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Visited this beautiful cathedral yesterday. Big sign outside proclaims free entry. However, on entering the foyer there is no escaping the till point where you are issued with a ticket and asked to make a no obligation donation. This left me feeling very uncomfortable Please don't advertise free entry and then make people feel obliged to pay. I appreciate that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, no entry fee but suggested donation of £3 per person. I feel that's a bargain! The new cathedral heights experience is extra and I feel reasonably priced but as a scaredy cat I couldn't bring myself to do it. For a braver person it's a must. The cathedral is beautiful and well maintained with history in abundance. No... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Getting a little adventurous by straying out of Manchester proper, I visited Chester, a Tudor Town. I got separated from my friend in a 1,000 year old cathedral and, being the only one, as far as I could see, in the cathedral while it was getting pretty dark, made me get in touch with the frightening reality that I may... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Visited this beautiful cathedral yesterday 26th October 2014 with friends during a weekend visit to Chester. Admission is free. Donations are accepted and appreciated. Large cathedral with beautiful stained windows. Interesting history throughout the tour with a gift shop and coffee shop also. The cathedral is central to Chester.

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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Open this year is a chance to get inside the hidden areas of this 1,000 year old building. Tight passageways, dizzying climbs to the top of the tower and fantastic views from both inside and outside this magnificent building. Once word gets out, this attraction will sell out very quickly. An unforgettable experience of a building I have walked past... More

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I spent about 90 minutes in this amazing cathedral. It is free to enter but there are boxes where you can donate whatever you can afford. There was so much to take in and so much to admire. The stain glass windows are magnificent and the carvings are superb. I used my mobility scooter to get around and didn't encounter... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Now free to enter but they issue you a ticket as you go in and 'suggest' a £3 donation which you feel you cant avoid but to be truthful its worth every penny. Just didnt like how they did it. Lots to see and beautiful stained glass windows, fabulous stonework and carved wood. well worth a visit.

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