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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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Lovely Place To Relax

This cathedral was a lovely place to just sit in and chill out in. We also had a look around and saw some very interesting features such as the garden and structure of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This cathedral was a lovely place to just sit in and chill out in. We also had a look around and saw some very interesting features such as the garden and structure of the buildings. Cute little gift shop attached too which isn't the cheapest but had some great memorabilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

we visited Chester and took in the Cathedral, and had pre booked a tower tour. It is full of history fascinating and definitely worth a visit. I would recommend the tower(Costs approx. £8 per person), providing you are happy with heights and long narrow staircases, as the view more than justifies the climb and the guide was excellent. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

A beautiful cathedral with lots of interesting 'Moss & crannies'. Especially liked the 'Oldest Eccelastical Court'. Well worth a visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A lovely piece of English heritage, well worth a visit but a minor criticism is that you cannot go up the tower on Sunday's. This could be because of Sunday services, I don't know. We stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night in April and spent the Saturday shopping and wanted to visit the tower on the Sunday but were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Visited with family, have lived in the area a while now but never visited even though i live 5 mins walk away. But i wonder why i have not been sooner now, the interior is pretty spectacular and up there with some of Europe best for me. I have recommended friends and family to visit since i have been here... More 

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It is beautiful, airy, soaring, yet peaceful and somehow approachable and not overwhelming. Its worth taking your time to absorb it. There is history everywhere. The remains of medieval wall paintings are wonderful. There is a former church court off to one side which is very interesting. There are some 11th century arches that have somehow survived the the church's... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning cathedral in Chester city center Cheshire, England , Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Chester,. The cathedral (formerly the abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, dedicated to Saint Werburgh) is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1541 it has been the seat of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning cathedral with all that you would expect from a national treasure. Gorgeous stain glass windows, beautiful grounds and lots of information available for you to gather. It was a free to go in, but a small donation is greatly accepted. Take the camera as its worth getting some good photos. Informative tours are free and run... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Such a contrast from the rather dark Gothic nature of Durham, which I visited recently. This beautiful,people friendly edifice is a joyful place to visit, and, unlike Durham, you can take photos to help remember your visit. This stunning and huge building stands on a site with religious roots going back 1,000 years, There are however many very modern additions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

No charge, just a donation , you can take pictures, very tranquil feeling. Husband did the tower tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. To scary for me . Lovely cafe, and beautiful shop with lots ofnick nacks .

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