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Chester Cathedral

Address: 12 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 01244 324756
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful Cathedral, but there again I might be bias as I was brought up with this city and it's beautiful attractions..if you can catch a day with the choir singing you will not be disappointed, just take your time to wander through every nook and cranny the full tour would take you approx 45/60 mins..A very attractive shop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Saw there was a free Christmas exhibit on so popped in to have a look. Glad I did. What an amazing place and warm too! Lovely exhibition of local schools Christmas tree decorations were lovely. Certainly worth a visit.

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Colwyn Bay
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Why oh why do they lock the doors to effect direct entry to the refectory from the cathedral square? I suspect that it is to ensure all have to pass through the shop. I was assured that the locked doors will be opened in the event of a fire. The refectory itself is wonderful as are the staff but customers... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We visited for the lion witch and wardrobe display. This was well done and in the grand setting if the cathedral it couldn't be in a nicer place. We where lucky to be at the time when the choir was performing (5:30).. Free to enter but can donate. A nice retreat in the heart of chester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We entered the cathedral on a whim and I'm so glad we did. There was so much to see, We enjoyed the display of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe then wandered round looking at the Christmas tree display. I think there were about 40 of them each decorated by a different organisation connected with Chester. The shop was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I had soup and sandwich in lovely atmodpheric surroungings of Chedter Cathedral refectory, lovely foid reasonably priced and friendly staff. Pass through the shop on the way interesting things to see. Beautiful stained glass windows in eating area. Well worth a visit from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, an oasis of calm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyable visit with the bonus of admiring all the Christmas trees decorated by local businesses in the cloisters. Cathedral had a lovely atmosphere and it was made special by the children practising for their Christmas concert. Relies on donations and the suggested donation of £3.00 is not a lot for time spent admiring all the history and beautiful stained glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I am so so very glad that my husband and I decided to not just glance admiringly at the deceivingly squat Cathedral in Chester. The outside of this structure does not do it justice. Do yourself a favor and go inside. Go INSIDE! The majesty and splendor of this man-made creation will captivate you for as long a time as... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Chesster Cathedral stands in the Town Hall Square and very majestic We attended the Mitchell Goup annual sing your hearts out carols and fund raising evening on the 10-12-2014 over 10000 people in the maim naive area the acoustics were perfect for this event , the ceilings were high and wonderful with morals on the walls a super evening Then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is not large, but interesting to explore. It does not now charge admission, so donations are welcome. The christmas trees and the Lion<,Witch and Wardrobe display were excellent. Many people around..clearly popular. Tower worth climbing

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