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Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
01244 324756
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Ranked #6 of 29 attractions in Chester
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Chester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Chester Cathedral is free to enter and visitors are made very welcome. Since last weekend visitors are able to experience Cathedral at height. This is the opportunity to see the inside of the Cathedral from high up and also to admire the view from the top of the Cathedral tower. There is the opportinity for private prayer if required.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the cathedral and the gardens, nice tea room and gift shop well worth a visit, we were not charged to go in so we made a donation the staff are very helpful and you can do the tower experience as well at certain times of the day

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Chester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Since the 5.4.14 Chester Cathedral has a new attraction. You can now go on an hour long tour up the galleries of the cathedral and the roof top. It is a fantastic tour (although not cheap at £8 per adult) with spectacular views of the nave and the organ. Well worth booking. You will have to book in advance or... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

There IS a desk at the entrance for you to pay. You do NOT have to ! The cathedral is beautiful, several stunning stained glass windows old and modern. We were there when the choir was practising, a real treat. Well worth a visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

I took my grandson on the truly impressive new Cathedral at Height tour today. We visited places that had not previously been opened to the public during their 900 year history. Visitors are given headphones so that everyone can hear the clear and informative commentary of your guide. Highlights include close-up views of the many stained glass windows, the panoramic... More

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Lecatno, Fl
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We had gone as part of a group off a cruise ship. The architecture is very impressive and the Cathedral is very large. We were impressed with the carvings throughout . This is a stop worth seeing.

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Cheshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I get very exasperated when having to pay fir entry to a Church but as we always contribute did not mind paying the small fee for Chester cathedral. if everyone gave voluntarily we would not be asked to pay !!!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just been on the new tour. Really unusual experience to get to see inside a Cathedral and high up as well.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We made several visits to the Cathedral first to admire the architecture .and on subsequent visits as participants in the various services I enjoyed the atmosphere of what felt like an all embracing working Cathedral

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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A excelent perpendicular gothic building with some wonderful stained glass windows some of modern design. The cloisters to the one side give access to the refectory restaurant, gardens and shop. At the time i visited there was a small serves going on. But, I must say every visitor not at the service were very respectful and quiet. around the walls... More

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