Well worth a visit, lots to see, beautiful stone work and craft man ship. The grounds are relaxing and peaceful and convenient for a stop during a visit to the town.
The highlight of this was the "Water of Life" sculpture that we just happened upon. We got there near closing time, but to properly experience this cathedral in its entirety would take at least two hours. Would love to visit again and spend more time there.
Beautiful cathedral, not crowded so able to enjoy in at a leisurely pace, the art work and carvings, gorgeous woodwork. Especially liked the garden in the middle and the sculpture found there. Peaceful, tranquil sea of calm in the middle of a bustling modern city.
As an architecture nut I wasn't disappointed. The cathedral is impressive and grand, with relevant information points and a diverse gift shop. After touring the main halls we explored all the nooks and crannies - the trip up a spiral staircase to a little secluded chapel was a highlight. I am not religious but the room was very peaceful. The... More
Never seen as much stained glass, it was lovely to see so many people enjoying the gardens - eating lunch and chatting.
Easy access on foot from the town centre, with lots of activities going on during the week. Your entrance payment can be gift aided and the displays of local sculptures within the heart of the cathedral gives a modern twist to a hugely important building the heart of chester. The facilities and information provided and outstanding refectory at the end... More
one of the few cathedrals untouched by king henry v111 some windows and tombs worth a look their is also a tea room inside
Always like to go and see historic buildings and it is right in the centre of town so easy to get to . Beautiful building they are doing some renovation work on the tower so in the near future you will be able to go up it.
Fascinating building complex from a religious and a historical perspective though St John's church in Chester is arguably more significant and architecturally interesting. I really dislike the modern pushy admission charges and gift aid requests by the CofE as exemplified by this cathedral which is why I only rate this wonderful location as average. Visit if you can, marvel, contemplate,... More
I know that sampling the hot chocolate is probably not the main reason to visit the Cathedral & in fact we were there last Summer as my Husband was singing with a Choral group over the weekend . The Cathedral was beautiful, the staff friendly & helpful - although I did witness some rather strong arm tactics used to charge... More
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