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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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We had a guide and it was well worth it. The pace was leisurely and the information was most interesting. The mosaic altar piece was stunning; the choir stalls were magnificent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had a guide and it was well worth it. The pace was leisurely and the information was most interesting. The mosaic altar piece was stunning; the choir stalls were magnificent. The refectory was most welcome and good

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This stunning cathedral has so many beautiful features, from the original Chaper room where the monks gathered, the cloisters, courtyard with fish pool to the many chapels. You can spend a good couple of hours exploring. You can now also take a tour to explore the tower and roof spaces - well worthwhile for the unparalleled views of the city... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Cathedral is fine. Good news that a donation rather than fee is now in operation. But why make visitors then go through a till? Off putting and irritating. But the shop was hugely disappointing. Lots of worthless tat.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We also paid to walk up to the Tower and the tour was really good. It's around 216 narrow windy steps up to the tower. Well worth the visit / view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was lovely looking around the cathedral, very informative and historic. Even for someone like me who doesn't really know much about the church in history it was very interesting. Gardens are very pretty, if in Chester deffo worth a visit even if you think its not your cup of tea

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Cathredral iis worth visiting, so much history on show. Beautiful stained glass windows and when we were visiting the organ was being played. Walk into the garden and spend time reflecting in the peace and quiet.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the donation rather than the set fee to go in, loved the stained glass windows, loved the ambience, simply loved this place. The staff are friendly, the building seems much bigger inside than it does looking at from outside. I think this is a most underrated cathedral.

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liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great cathedral especially around Christmas well worth a visit stunning building in the centre of chester

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best cathedrals I have visited. Amazing stained glass and wonderful wood carving in choir stalls. Interesting ecclesiastical court room. You could really feel the ancient atmosphere in a little chapel up some winding stairs.And yet the place was really up to date with a lovely sculpture in a quadrangle and an exhibition of children's art.Also a pause... More 

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Nottingham England
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144 reviews 144 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

An important part of the heritage of the city - beautifully maintained and well worth visiting. We did not do the tower visit as the weather was poor but it would be worth doing on a nice day.

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