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Chester Cathedral

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Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 01244 324756
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Well worth a visit

Lots of interesting things to see in a very peaceful environment. Tours also available but we just elected for a walk round on our own.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting things to see in a very peaceful environment. Tours also available but we just elected for a walk round on our own.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is my first visit to Chester Cathedral and don't know why I haven't been here before. This is a truly magnificent building, and the skywalk, heights tour is breathtaking- very highly recommended. I'll be back- a visit to the Cathedral is a must if you're in Chester.

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A very tranquil and peaceful Cathedral. Great place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city. The architecture is fantastic.

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Halifax
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit the Cathedral. We went to the top of the tower with a lovely young lady guide who was helpful and very pleasant. the Cathedral has many interesting things to see and we enjoyed a coffee and cake in the Cloisters cafe. Overall a very warm welcome and plenty to see. We followed up our visit on... More 

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Wokingham
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149 reviews 149 reviews
44 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had a peaceful hour here during our day trip to Chester. Ancient (eg Norman remains) and Modern (some new-ish stained glass windows). The stations of the cross exhibition reflecting WW1 was moving and memorable. Enjoyed a coffee in the refectory.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

the building is huge, so many lovely stained glass windows i lost count, old and modern ones. Don't forget to look up at the ceilings and whats under your feet. there is so much to see

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Kilburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Free to visit...beautiful building full of history. Lots of people inside willing to chat and give information. Can even take a selfie at the top of the tower!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing building in the heart of chester fantastic architecture all through the building I'm not religious at all but I do like churches and there style its also free in what's not to like get down to it if your in chester its a must.

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Carlisle, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and very large cathedral with a number of fascinating areas. The atmosphere was improved by the presence of local school children doing their choir practice which sounded spectacular in the environment.

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant to walk around. The choir practising for that evening's performance was beautiful to listen to. Lots of nooks and corners to explore. Free admission but a donation is requested either on entry or leaving.

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